Business Insider reports that the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo spoke about making the Year of Return an ongoing thing, while speaking t the Jubilee House.
He said: “The Tourism Minister and her team are sitting down to see if the Year of Return can become a permanent feature of our tourism landscape.
The year of return turned out to be a much greater phenomenon than I anticipated. I didn’t realize that when I first raised the issue, it was going to turn out to be this huge.”
Ghana’s Year of Return took place in December, when Nigeria’s Detty December also takes place, and was such a widely publicised event that several African-Americans travelled to Ghana for the event.
The Ghanian government did not expect it to be as successful as it was, as international celebrities including Beyonce, Ludacris, Boris Kodjoe, Anthony Anderson, Jidenna, Tarrus Riley, Ebro Darden, Idris Elba and Morgan Heritage visited Ghana for its Year of Return.