The Way People Are Ignorant Of The Significance Of “The Year Of Return” Hurts Me – Lydia Forson Shares

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While  most players in the entertainment industry shy away from politics, economics and other social issues for fear of being tagged, Ghanaian actress and Entrepreneur Lydia Forson is one person who would not let such tag prevent her from sharing her views on issues.

In the latest of her rants, Ms Forson expressed her disappointment with the way and manner in which Ghanaians have handled the president’s “Year of Return”.

She said in a post on social media, “Sadly, I doubt many Ghanaians (even officials speaking on it) know of and understand the significance of #theyearofthereturn”.

According to her, the ignorance of many Ghanaians as to what the Year of Return actually stands for is evident in the kind of issues discussed at programs organised to mark the 400 years anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.

Lydia’s frustration comes on the back of comments made by some people in the entertainment industry about how they are not being engaged and involved in the activities scheduled for the ceremony.

Read Lydia Forson’s full post below;

“Sadly, I doubt many Ghanaians (even officials speaking on it) know of and understand the significance of #theyearofthereturn – and it’s evident in the kind of discussions surrounding it. This hurts me.”

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.

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