President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lauded actor Boris Kodjoe and marketing executive Bozoma Saint John for the key roles they played in making Ghana's Year of Return a success.
The 'Year of Return, Ghana 2019', was billed as a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.
The year-long event saw many Africans in the diaspora including Hollywood celebrities visiting the country, however, Kodjoe and Saint John came up for special mention during President Akufo-Addo's State of the Nation Address on Thursday (February 20, 2020).
"I shall thank two people in particular, who have embraced their Ghanaians heritage and have played a key role in our effort to build lasting bridges between Ghana and African Americans. Hollywood star Boris Kodjoe and international marketing icon Bozoma Saint John," President Akufo-Addo said.
"We are grateful to both of them for leveraging their star power to attract thousands to the land of their fathers and to drive a fresh narrative that says, Ghana is a land of opportunity, visit, invest and make it your home. We appreciate deeply their contribution and that of many others to the success of this project".