On Tuesday, 1 June 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo swore into office a 13-member committee for the "Beyond The Return" initiative.
The committee is chaired by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, with the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, among its members.
"Beyond The Return" is a follow-up to the 2019 "Year of Return" initiative.
According to President Akufo-Addo, “Beyond The Return will help intensify our engagement with Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in areas such as trade and investment co-operation, and skills and knowledge development.”
Beyond the Return is not only to promote tourism and homecoming of Africans and Ghanaians in the diaspora but to foster economic relations and investments from the diaspora in Africa and Ghana.
It was launched by Nana Akufo-Addo in December 2019 at the Kempisnki Hotel, Accra, as the Year of Return initiative was coming to a close.
This initiative is a 10-year plan with the theme: "A Decade of Renaissance-2020-2030”.