American singer, Akon who is currently in Ghana for the famous Year of Return campaign has lauded the initiative and the development pace of Ghana.
The singer, real name Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, Akon took to social media to ask why African countries can’t be this simple.
‘Why can’t Africa be this simple?’ – Akon wrote on Instagram. Apparently Akon is impressed with the initiative and thinks Akufo Addo and his government should be lauded for channeling their resources into this project instead of exploiting the country to their advantage.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.
The arrival of enslaved Africans marked a sordid and sad period, when our kith and kin were forcefully taken away from Africa into years of deprivation, humiliation and torture.
While August 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in the United States, “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade who were scattered and displaced through the world in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.