Year Of Return: Memphis Depay Questions The Motives Of People Coming To Ghana In December

It’s the Year of Return and Ghana is obviously the place everyone is coming to in December.

As part of ‘The Year of Return,’ there will be a lot of programs and concerts happening in the capital, Accra in December and most of these concerts will be headlined by international musicians. Over 7,000 concert tickets have been sold to international attendants so far.

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo declared 2019 as ‘The Year of Return’ – to serve as a commemoration of 400 years since the first slave ship hit the shore of America. However, the Year of Return now looks like an opportunity for people to come down and party and engage in other stuff which are far away from the purpose of ‘The Year of Return.’

Lyon and Dutch football star, Memphis Depay who is of Ghanaian descent has also questioned if people who are coming to Ghana in the name of ‘The Year of Return’ actually understand the purpose of coming to the country.

In a Twitter post, Memphis Depay stated: “So now everybody wanna go to the motherland just to party…? I hope y’all find another purpose to go.”

Memphis Depay, whose dad hails from Cape Coast, travels to the Central Region every year since 2018 to spend time with students of the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind.

At least he has a purpose for coming to Ghana, do the others have a purpose aside partying and having fun?

See Also:

“Year of Return” Has Stimulated Ghana’s Economic Growth – CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority

FULL LIST: Here Are The December In Ghana Events Supported By The Year Of Return Campaign


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