Ghana : Ghana Tourism Minister Defines "Joseph Project"

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    Ghana’s Minister for Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, yesterday called on Ghanaians to refer to African Americans who return to Ghana as "Anyemi," meaning my brother or sister, instead of "Obroni," which means white man or woman.
    "Substitute the calling of 'Obroni' with 'Anyemi," when you see our brothers who have been to...," he said at the ECOWAS Ministers for Tourism meeting on UNESCO commemoration of the abolition of the North Atlantic Slave Trade on the theme: "From Slave Route to Heritage Route."

    The meeting, which also prioritised the development of a slave route project in Africa to enable African Americans to trace their roots brought together Ministers for Tourism from Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, The Gambia as well as Mr John Prescott, Deputy British Prime Minister and Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO.

    Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey said that Ghana had initiated a project dubbed: "Akwaaba Anyemi" within which the Ministry was working on the "Joseph Project," which seeks to unite Africans of all descent, making the 21st century an African one. ... »read the rest of this article

    (From the Official Website of the Republic of Ghana)