As part of the Year of Return and the visit of H.E, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to Barbabos in June this year, the Prime Minister of Barbados, H.E. Mia Mottley, arrives in Ghana today for a 3 day visit.
The visit also forms part of the bilateral discussions started during the President’s visit to Barbados. She will be in Assin Manso where a Durbar of Chiefs will be held in her honour at the forecourt of the Assin Manso Ancestral River Site.
Remains of an unknown enslaved African from Barbados brought along with the Prime Minister will be buried at the site. This will bring to three, the number of African ancestral remains buried at the Assin Manso slave river site.
Prime Minister Mottley will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and participate in the Damba Festival in Yendi over the weekend. Her delegation includes Foreign Affairs, protocol, and business leaders. According to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Ghana’s tourism sector seeks to deepen its interest in the Carribean with Barbados as a key gateway. The Cordinator of the Year of Return and CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman, says the visit highlights the importance of the Year of Return in the Global African discussions.