This year’s edition of the MMG Foundation Annual Homecoming Dinner and Dance has been launched and is scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on August 17.
The 2019 event will also celebrate the 132 years of Marcus Garvey and the determination and resilience of historically unique Africans who have demonstrated Pan-African unity and spirit and have managed against all odds to make it home to motherland Africa, according to organisers.
At the launch of the event yesterday at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, various speakers, including Akwasi Agyeman, Coordinator of Year of Return and CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, stressed the need for Africans and diaspora to recognise the importance of our history in enslavement and take steps to ensure that modern day slavery was completely done away with.
They said challenges that continue to confront the Black race all over the world, including, poverty, racism, injustice and all, constituted slavery, hence the need to come together and work to eliminate them. MMG Foundation Ghana, organisers of the homecoming and the dance, says the event will be one of their flagship events to raise funds for the building of the Marcus Garvey Memorial Centre in Ghana.
“The Marcus Garvey Memorial Centre, will be a multimillion-cedi facility, envisioned to be a globally relevant light house on the continent of Africa for the preservation of Garvey’s principles, philosophies and the advancement of Afrocentricity and African achievements across all endeavours .With the entire diaspora as a target market, when fully operating, it is expected to attract and generate a steady stream of activity that will attract international visitors for conferences, tours, seminars, workshops and more, all eventually contributing significantly to the local economy,” they said.
The MMG Foundation is a fraternal, Pan-African organisation aimed at propagating and publicising the philosophy & opinions of the Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey among the peoples of African Descent.
The organisation’s aim is to promote a sense of pride and love for and amongst the African nations. To provide leadership in helping Africans to acquire the skills and knowledge that are necessary for our advancement in the modern world.
By: Samuel Obeng Appah