Thursday 1 October, 2020

BTMI and Ghanaian Tourism take part in tree planting for We Gatherin'

(c) Mr Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority and contingent from Ghana Tourism along with members of the team from BTMI taking part in the We Gathering effort to plant 1 Milllion Trees for 2020

(c) Mr Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority and contingent from Ghana Tourism along with members of the team from BTMI taking part in the We Gathering effort to plant 1 Milllion Trees for 2020

Barbados and Ghana have a new connection.

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) continued its work fostering relationships between Barbados and the African continent as well as strengthening the country's commitment towards fighting climate change. 

Four members of the Ghana Tourism Authority on island to be a part of the  We Gatherin’ initiative, were invited to the National Botanical Gardens at Waterford in St Michael to further Barbados’ goal of planting one million trees during the year 2020.

The contingent from the Ghana Tourism Authority is led by Mr Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority and Ms Annabelle McKenzie, Manager of The Year of Return Secretariat. The Ghana Tourism members are in Barbados attending meetings with the BTMI to share some of the successes and best practices of Ghana’s The Year of Return project and to learn some of the best practices discovered in executing We Gatherin’ so far.

Ghana's The Year of the Return in 2019 was set out to mark the 400th anniversary of slaves landing in the US and acted as a similar outreach and homecoming for all Ghanaians in the diaspora.

Last year, the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta visited Barbados and planted an African Tulip tree also in the National Botanical Gardens.

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