In line with government’s marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market dubbed “Year of Return”, the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) – the first and only diplomatic mission in the world dealing with diaspora issues has entered into a partnership with the nation’s premier estate developer: Trasacco Group.
The partnership will see a number of homes being constructed for the diaspora.
The legacy project will be called the Diaspora Village.
Speaking exclusively to Univers News after the media launch, Head of Sales for Trassaco Group, Natalie Omenye, expressed her outfit’s elation for being a part of the project and pledged their readiness to provide homes for all Diasporans who would want to return to Ghana.
“We are delighted that we have this opportunity to work with the Diaspora Village. Everybody knows that it is the year of return and Trassaco is very excited to collaborate and be able to provide homes for most of the Diasporians who decide to come to live in Ghana, be it a home or a retirement home, we are ready to assist.” she stated
She revealed that the residence will be open to everybody but for the purposes of the Diaspora Village, some phases of the site will be dedicated for Diasporians.
“Today, if you take a look around, you will see it is quite a massive project which has over 300 acres of land. It is made up of 8 phases and will be selling both service plots as well as homes. It is open to everyone, Ghanaians home and abroad. I touched on that because, today, we are here for the Diaporians and we are doing a diasporan village. There are some phases they will have their own home” she added.
The ceremony was held at the forecourt of the Trassaco Spring Valley on Wednesday.
About the Year of Return
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.
Story by: Dorothy Buatsi|universnewsroom.com