Brooklyn Names Street after Ghana

The Borough of Brooklyn has named a street in Bed-Stuy after Ghana, highlighting the country’s leading role in building bridges amongst the global African Family.
Bed-Stuy has been a center of African American culture since the early 20th century and has been home to several cultural icons.
Making the announcement and the presentation during a “Destination Ghana” event at Westville Heritage Center in New York, Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., on behalf of the people of Bed-Stuy and the Borough of Brooklyn, commended Ghana for the Year of Return initiative and its follow up “Beyond the Return” project.
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, and the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman have been staking Ghana’s claim and engaging the most business and opinion leaders in the city of New York to promote the destination Ghana.
Dr. Awal in thanking the Council member, threw an invitation to the audience made up of politicians, business leaders, clergy, and students to build on the goodwill for mutual growth adding that the street named Bed-Stuy/Ghana Way, cements the strategic partnership between Ghana and Brooklyn.
According to Dr. Awal, Ghana is at the center of the world with attractive investment opportunities and urged African-Americans to visit Ghana to reconnect to their roots and also exploit the many business opportunities.
The CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Akwasi Agyeman presented programs lined up for December in Ghana and a proposed Independence trade mission in March 2022.
An 85-year-old Dr. Leonard Jeffries Jr, a well-known Pan- Africanist participant in the audience was thrilled to see the day in his lifetime as Ghana will forever be part of the rich history of Bed-Stuy and Brooklyn.

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The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was renamed in 2017 through Executive Instrument E.I28 Civil Service (Ministries) Instrument, 2017 by His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to replace the then Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. The Ministry’s policy directive is to provide a firm, stable policy environment for effective mainstreaming of Ghanaian arts and culture into all aspects of national life. This it is believed will help in ensuring the emergence of a strong, vibrant and creative environment that would help improve and advance the Tourism, Arts and Culture industry in Ghana.

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