Drummers, dancers and local residents greeted the NAACP delegation at Kotoka International Airport, as the group made their long-awaited arrival for the Year of Return.
The excitement was palpable as the group of almost 300 African Americans touched down in Accra for an eventful week that is akin to a homecoming. The group was first welcomed to the Jubilee house – the residence and office to the President of Ghana- for a photo opportunity, before heading to the Accra Visitor Center to meet with representatives from the Ghana Tourism Authority.
— Intercultural Communities Project (ICP) (@InterculturalCP) August 20, 2019
Per local custom, the group paid a visit to the Mayor of Accra and Jamestown chiefs to announce their arrival and be welcomed with a blessing. Warm greeting remarks were also provided by President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.
#VoyagesAfriq Watch members of the Global African Family led by actor Danny and leadership of the @NAACP being welcomed by President @NAkufoAddo at a durbar of Chiefs & Queen Mothers of Jamestown as they participate in the #jamestown2jamestown event as part of the #YearofReturn pic.twitter.com/Hc3hVXmKGb
— #VoyagesAfriq (@VoyagesAfriq) August 20, 2019
Today I had the honor of meeting His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s President! Also, here are some highlights from the Durbar. #jamestowntojamestown #Accra 🇬🇭#yearofreturn pic.twitter.com/4wn7dnbsvi
— Dr. Kari L. Jordan (@DrKariLJordan) August 20, 2019
Welcome Home Ceremony #Jamestown2Jamestown #YearOfReturn #Ghana2019 The chiefs welcomed us home with wreaths made with the powerful Nyenya herb which causes any bad spirits to leave you. I shook His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President of the Republic of Ghana’s hand. pic.twitter.com/I69OI5JU13
— Kiplyn (@KipLyn) August 20, 2019
The tour continues tomorrow with a Business and Labor Summit in Accra.