It is official that the Ghanaian government is reaching out to folk from the diaspora to consider the African nation as a viable place to visit, relocate, expand investment opportunities and do business with. While working on lifting visa restrictions with many countries there is an excitement all over, which is translating into a rise in people simply making the move.
In Ghana, it is the Year of Return and 12 months of celebration plus Panafest, which has seen thousands of travelers making the journey to Prampram, to Kumasi, to the Cape Coast, to Accra, to the many villages and towns in-between.
There is the overall welcoming culture—Akwaaba; the productive industry of the people, and the artistry of the music, the fashion and the food. From the malls to the fishing towns, the indigenous are witnessing whole communities from all over the diaspora returning to share in the goodness of the land.
While gentrification and the burgeoning foreign investment are raising eyebrows in some quarters, entire neighborhoods are being built along the Gulf Coast of Guinea creating a peaceful coexistence, as many come with a mutually beneficial skill set—to help in the continued evolution of an African nation which has a proud and regal history. Having said that, variety is the spice of life, and Africa has 54 nations to choose from to visit.
For this purpose people like businessman and Homeland Travels and Tours creator Jonathan Adewumi are presenting the opportunities for the willing and able to go to the continent. Days after returning from a Year of Return visit acknowledging the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were snatched, he told the AmNews, “Our purpose is to curate tours for various groups from families to social and community groups that are specific to our travelers’ interests and timetable.”
Catering to travel groups of 10 or more, Adewumi said that his company “is your gateway to guided tours to Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.”