The MMG Foundation is today launching the “MMG Foundation Annual Homecoming Dinner & Dance” to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on the 17th August 2019.The purpose of this annual event firstly is to commemorate The Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 132 earth years and to celebrate the determination and resilience of our Historically Unique Africans who have demonstrated Pan-African unity and spirit and have managed against all odds, to make it home to mother Africa.
Secondly, this will be one of the MMG Foundation’s flagship annual public engagements and marketing vehicles to raise funds for the building of the Marcus Garvey Memorial Centre here in Ghana.The event is slated to be an unforgettable experience of fine dining and great music and is expected to attract visitors from across the diaspora to Accra for the MMG Foundation Homecoming Dinner & Dance maiden edition on August 17th, 2019.All proceeds from this annual fundraising event will go towards the construction of the Marcus Garvey Memorial Centre.The construction will be implemented in stages and the first phase of the complex will be a business centre, built on part of the 20-25 acres of real estate on the Winneba/Cape Coast corridor to give easy access to international visitors.
The Marcus Garvey Memorial Centre, will be a multimillion-cedi facility, envisioned to be a globally relevant light house on the continent of Africa for the preservation of Garvey’s principles, philosophies and the advancement of Afrocentricity and African achievements across all endeavours.With the entire diaspora as a target market, when fully operating, it is expected to attract and generate a steady stream of activity that will attract international visitors for conferences, tours, seminars, workshops and more, all eventually contributing significantly to the local economy.
Africans with ancestry in the Caribbean and America since the early 1960s have repatriated to the motherland Africa because of the “back to Africa” movement and Pan-African philosophy of The Rt. Hon Marcus Mosiah Garvey who was a staunch exponent of Black Nationalism in the USA and Jamaica.
Despite the achievements of our great icon of African emancipation in the Caribbean and America for Africans in the Diaspora, there is no monument in Ghana to celebrate his role in advancing Pan-Africanism and African Liberation.
Against this background, together with the Ghana Tourist Authority “Year of Return” initiative to commemoration 400 years of slavery, the MMG Foundation Homecoming Dinner & Dance will showcase the philosophy and opinions of the Rt Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a key exponent of the “back to Africa” movement.How in later years his influence guided Ghana’s Asagyefo Kwame Nkrumah to the independence of the Gold Coast renamed Ghana. The MMG Foundation Homecoming Dinner & Dance will be an event that celebrates African resilience and determination.
The annual MMG Foundation Homecoming Dinner & Dance event will put Ghana on the international map of the place to go in the August period.Ghana will benefit from the influx of tourists from America, United Kingdom, other African Countries, the Caribbean and other parts of the world who are Pan Africanist at heart or who simply want to be a part of this historical event.
The African Diaspora market will have access to Ghana annually and would give our country the opportunity to showcase its cultural richness.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.We are excited about the possibilities this event will provide for the moral upliftment of Africans home and abroad.