Why African Americans need to seek their historic and cultural roots in Africa

An organized group of African Americans on a visit to Ghana has advised all blacks in the Diaspora to go to the continent at least once in a lifetime to study the historic, cultural and academic values of the motherland.

According to the group, “We want to train our youngsters to recognize Africa and the historic and cultural connection between the continent and the Diaspora”.

The chief of the delegation, Ms Patricia Lawton, who’s additionally is the Chief Executive of Quansah Travel and Tours, a US-based excursion operator, who facilitated the journey in partnership with Kaya Tours, a Ghanaian-based tour company and Bays Lodge Hotel stated this on behalf of the group.

The US group was hosted by Bays Lodge Hotel positioned on the Nungua Police barrier and Kaya Tours to a unique African Cultural Night, to show off the cultural and innovative abilities which abound in Ghana. The group   was excited by remarkable cultural performances which got the African Americans to participate in the cultural dance.

Ms Lawton, who was overwhelmed by the hospitality given to them stated the group is determined to return back to Ghana to reconnect with their roots and study more about the continent.

She stated the eight-member group has loved each little bit of their live in Ghana and added, “The meals is good, the hospitality is excellent, we adore Ghana, and we are able to usually come back to Ghana once more and once more”.

Ms Lawton stated African Americans in the Diaspora are looking forward to working  with our brothers and sisters in Ghana to make sure the rapid improvement of the people and help a rich Ghana.

Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey aka Abeiku Santana, the Chief Executive of Kaya Tours, praised the group for selecting Ghana and stated his outfit will continue to liaise with different establishments to inspire greater African Americans to visit historic and cultural sites in Ghana in addition to different parts of the continent.

Among the performers were the Legon Palm Wine Band, Akwaaba Dance Ensemble, poetry recital by Nakeeyat Dramani, the winner of Talented Kids Seadon 10 hosted by TV3, and a vocal overall performance by youthful brother, Rahman Dramani, a finalist in Talented Kids Season 14, presently ongoing on TV3 in addition to an act by Ama Ofosuwaa, a Freestyle poet.

There were additionally a style exhibition dubbed `Wear Ghana` Each member of the group become embellished with a Kente sash with an inscription `Greetings from Ghana`.

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