Delegates of the Attorney General Alliance – Africa Alliance Partnership (AGA-APA) are in Ghana for a two days international conference organized by the Attorney General Alliance (AGA – Africa), a US-based organization. The conference themed “Tackling the reality of transnational crime in Africa – Cross border solutions and international cooperation.”
The CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Akwasi Agyeman, joined six State Attorneys of the United States to assure them of his outfit’s cooperation in ensuring, among other things, safe, secure and responsible travel.
He was part of a panel discussion on “Beyond the Return” during the Attorney General Alliance (AGA – AFRICA) Conference currently ongoing at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel.
Prior to the panel discussion, the CEO delivered a presentation on the “Beyond the Return” project which is geared towards sustaining the gains of the “Year of Return.”
He made mention of pillars of support for the project, which include; Investments, Heritage Sites improvements, Branding Ghana, Birthright Journeys, amongst others.
Speaking about his experience in Ghana, John Edozie, the International Advisor for AGA-AAP, said: “The ultimate objective of the AGA-AAP is to turn what is a horrible experience into something positive.” He further said, ” I’m really pleased that we have been able to raise so much awareness that is beneficial to officials fighting transnational crimes and the simple citizen regarding the dangers of human trafficking.”
The six State Attorneys include; Letitia James, AG – New York, Karl Racine, AG – Washington, DC, Denise George, AG – Virgin Islands, Keith Ellison, AG – Minnesota, Aaron Ford, AG – Nevada, Kwame Raoul, AG – Illinois.
The Ghana Tourism Authority will, on March 5th, sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the AGA to tackle issues of Responsible Tourism and jointly promote objectives of Beyond the Return.
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