Sarkodie’s Ambassadorial role for the Year of Return has not been clearly defined since his appointment was made just few months ago.
The iconic rapper was appointed as one of the ambassadors for the Year of Return campaign for his fine speech in promoting Ghana when he received his award for Best International Flow at the BET Hip Hop awards in the US in October.
Since then nothing has bee seen of Sarkodie with respect to his job description but the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi has clarified it during the Meet the Press session over the weekend.
“He entreated everybody to visit Ghana as part of the Year of Return and for that singular effort on such a major international platform, we felt that he marketed the Year of Return project and therefore he deserved to be made ambassador for the project.
“Unfortunately, it came at the tail end of the Year of Return programme but we are going to involve him very much in activities which are outstanding for this year and we’ll actually draw a programme for him in the ensuing projects that we are going to launch as a follow-up to the Year of Return,” she said.
In her earlier presentation, the Minister said the government had intentions of extending the Year of Return celebrations beyond this year with the introduction of a 10-year comprehensive project to be launched in Accra in the coming weeks.