A Cultural Ambassador and Abontendomhene of Adukrom and Okere Traditional Area,Nana Obiri has appealed to Ghanaians and indeed all
Africans in the Diaspora to go back to their roots to restore our golden image as a people proudly endowed with all the gifts of nature by the Creator.
Launching the Sankofa Heritage Project
in Accra,the Cultural Ambassador called upon
Religious leaders,Traditional Authorities including Queenmothers and entire
to choose Truth,Charity and Good image that our
forebears bequeathed to us as a people to protect
our cultural heritage.He
emphasised the need to
cherish and celebrate our
great historic leaders like
Okomfo Anokye,the Co-Founder of the Asante Kingdom,King Tackie Tawiah of the Ga State and other great ancient leaders.
Nana Obiri Anim condemned the ‘Culture of Lies’ that has engulfed
our society and stressed that Truth is the ‘open sesame’ for the development of any progressive society. He cited great nations like
and Russia who upheld their cultural values and didnot sacrificed their rich history,traditional heritage,language and religious beliefs to foreign mental enslavement.
“Today,these countries are amongst the global superpowers”,he added.
The Deputy Minister for
Roads and Highways,Hon.Thomas
Mbomba,who was the Guest Speaker,highlighted on the positive impact of the Sankofa Heritage Project in boosting the tourism potentials of the
country which has so far
helped in the success story of ‘Destination Ghana Project’ which was a precursur of ‘the Year of Return’ and ‘Beyond the Return’ projects.
The Sankofa Heritage Project is an initiative of Queenmothers Foundation in collaboration with Majestic Entertainment African-American Foundation(USA) and Goodies Music International. It aims at carrying out a sensitization programme
and research into the rich
traditional African heritage and also encourage Africans in the diaspora to return to their roots in African to come and develop the continent.
The President and Founder of the Queenmothers Foundation,Ghana,Nana Ama Serwah Bonsu explain to the audience,that is to launch a Cultural Revolution to ressurect our values as a nation and as a people.
The Ambassador of Suriname to Ghana,H.E Fidelia Grand-Galon,recalled the
reconnect of local names in Ghana which bear similarities in her
home country. Names like Yaba(Nzema),Damba(Dagomba) and Danso(Akan) are all significant in our common history. She offered her unflinching support to the Sankofa
Project for its cultural significance.
The Chief Executive Officer of Asaase Radio,Mr.George Andah,in a speech read on his behalf pledged their support to the “Rediscovery of the African Heritage-Sankofa
Project which he eulogised as a “testament to the enduring power of culture,a power that transcends borders,unites hearts and shapes destinies.
The organisers of Sankofa Heritage shall organize the Sankofa Gala Night and Diasporan Achievers Awards to honour people of African descent in the fields of science,literature,medicine,music,the arts and sports.The events shall be officially launched in the United States of America in November 2023.