The Central Region Capital of Cape Coast is set to be home to a ‘Wakanda City of Return Project’.
This was made known at a launching ceremony held at the Cape Coast Technical University Conference room.
According to the team, this will be a legacy project of the government’s ‘Year of Return’ and ‘Beyond the Return’ tourism initiatives.
It will also include the construction of residential, tourism and other facilities in Cape Coast.
Chief Executive of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Ernest Arthur who spoke at the launch was thankful to the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), Pelicape Limited and Adepa Africa Investments for accepting the Assembly’s proposal to undertake the ‘Wakanda City of Return’ Project.
The ‘Wakanda City of Return Project’ is a joint partnership between the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly, ADDI, Pelicape Limited and Adepa Africa Investments.
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3,000 jobs are projected to be provided to the local communities in Cape Coast and its environs and is also expected to boost tourism.
The ultramodern edifice modelled around the architecture of the ‘Wakanda City’ as exhibited in the famous ‘Black Panther’ movie is expected to attract many across the globe to Ghana. It will also be a centre for teaching the history of the black race.
The ‘Wakanda City of Return’ will indeed cause the coastlines of Cape Coast to witness the construction of 5 -Star hotels, heritage walk way, retreat and health resort, conference centres and the continental corporate headquarters of African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI).
The Partners add that the project will indeed be a sound arena for leveraging on the heritage and cultural tourism assets of Cape Coast in creating a definite place of pilgrimage for people of African descent to know the history, culture and civilisation of Africa as well as the continent’s role in creating a new world economy and order.
Addressing the gathering during the launch, the paramount Chief of Cape Coast, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, who was also the Chairman of the event lauded the initiative of the Assembly and its partners and pledged his commitment in making the project a success.
The City of Cape Coast is one of Ghana’s oldest and most historic city.
It is home to the famous Cape Coast Castle, a World Heritage Site, the Kotokuraba Market, Fort Williams and the Asafo Shrine.
Founded by the people of Oguaa, it is believed that former US First Lady, Michelle Obama considers Cape Coast as her ancestral home.
Cape Coast is home to a number of Ghana’s leading second cycle institutions such as Wesley Girls High School, Mfantsipim, Adisadel, Ghana National College and many others.