This year marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans touched down in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States so the government of Ghana in 2018 launched an initiative dubbed ‘Year Of Return’ which has the intentions of bringing home all African diasporans (specifically Ghana) to settle and invest in the continent.
There has been several backlash on the organizers of this great event because they have not done enough in advertising/promoting and educating Ghanaians on how this commemoration is really going to be beneficial to them and the country at large.
Legendary Ghanaian Actor and Broadcaster, Kwaku Sintim Misa commonly known as KSM has glorified Sarkodie for the magic he did with his speech after winning the BET hiphop flow in the United States. Sarkodie in a sentence invited African in the diaspora to come home and the impact is an open secret.
He believes Sarkodie in few minutes through that speech gave the ‘year of return’ initiative an exceptional millage that the government have not been able to achieve within almost year.
In a discourse with Ghanaian award winning blogger Kobby Kyei of Kobbykyeinews,the renowned actor said that it is very sad and shameful that even some so-called elite have no or little knowledge about this historical event and not to talk of the ordinary Ghanaians like market women,drivers just mention a few.
He revealed how the Ghana Tourism Authority,a public service agency in charge of regulating tourism in the country through marketing and promotion, licensing and classification of tourism facilities and services, research and development declined an offer to advertise the event on his show ( the KSM show).
He said the government should have earlier collaborated with people in the creative arts industry like musicians, actors and others to sell the message through their creative works .