ICAD Conference 2023 meets with Diaspora Affairs Office in Ghana
The International Clergy Association paid a working visit to the Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President (DAOOP) at the Jubilee House in Ghana. The association made the visit to foster a healthy relationship with the DAOOP and invite its director, Akwasi Awua Ababio to its International Convention of Africans in Diaspora (ICAD) Conference 2023.
The conference will be organized by the International Clergy Association and NACAG Travel & Tours, with TheAfricanDream.net as a media partner. The inaugural conference will hold in U.S. and Ghana, across multiple cities including Chicago (28th July), Maryland (4th – 5th August), New York (12th August) and Accra Ghana (9th – 10th December) under the theme “The Truth Need to be Told.”
The conference is expected to attract both Diasporas and Africans and give boost to tourism and relationship development amongst Africans and the Diaspora.
Bishop Dr. Charles Abban, President of the International Clergy Association Inc., explains in their dialogue with DAOOP that the conference will unite Africans and African-Americans in the diaspora for the purpose of advancing their Motherland, Africa, and considering Africa to be their home.
“Although intricate evidences outlined dealings between White slavers and local African chiefs in the transatlantic slave trade, there’s still need to revisit the debate given that some African-Americans harbour bitterness against their ancestors and Africa as a result of it. We need to change their view and call for harmony,” said Bishop Abban in a interview with TheAfricanDream.net in October last year.
The main programme will have ancillary events including networking opportunities, renaming ceremonies for the day of your birth, conventions of praise and worship, music, and numerous other powerful activities.
The book “Gyinaye – The Survivor on the Bridge of the Atlantic” will also be distributed at the conference.
The book will serve as a resource for the conference, which is open to all Africans, Americans, and lovers of Africa on the continent, in the US, and throughout the globe who work to achieve real economic, political, social, and spiritual emancipation for all Africans.
The conference is open to “African-Americans, Ghanaian-Americans, and friends of Africans on the continent, in the United States and around the world who seek to bring about the true economic, political and spiritual emancipation of Africa and Africans everywhere while admitting the faults of the continent’s past, learning from them and forging ahead positively into the future for a better world,” said Bishop Abban.
Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.