According to a report on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC),a group of private sectors have laid out plans to build “Wakanda: The City of Return,” here in Ghana, Cape Coast.
“Wakanda” is an American Hollywood blockbuster movie that portrayed a heroic character in Africa. Its setting is presumed to be located in the Sub-Sahara place according to their comics. It is the home of Black Panther.
This great city is believed to be built here in Ghana, specifically Cape Coast Metropolis. If true, then the reality of this technological experience will be one of the kind.
This offer was projected by Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) and the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) in partnership with the Pelicape Company Limited (PCL) and Adepa Africa Investments (AAI).
The proposed ultra-modern city will be built in phases. Funds will be generated by these private sectors in order for the project to be completed. Over 3,000 jobs will be created for residents in Cape Coast and the country at large.
The project is scheduled to begin in 2021, the facility seeks to leverage on the monumental historical heritage and cultural assets of the metropolis to attract and retain tourists from all walks of life.
The architecture structure of the building will contain a 5-Star Hotel, a health resort, retreat centre, conference centers, entertainment and also a continental corporate headquarters for the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI).
Mr Ernest Arthur, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Cape Coast, who addressed the media at the virtual launch of this initiative said that they will make sure that this concept of ultra-modern city will come to pass.
He continued to complement H.E Nana Addo Dankwa for declaring the “Year of Return,” and subsequently, “Beyond the Return.”
Dr Kojo Ben Taylor, Chairman of Wakanda City of Return, who gave an overview of the project said, the sights, sounds and flavors of the city will embrace all pleasure seekers with the best nightlife, culture, art and natural wonders. He said that this project will bring all Africans in the diaspora together to ignite the spirit of togetherness.
Present at this virtual launch was the former African Union Ambassador to the United States and Founder and Leader of ADDI, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao. She said that this project will bring about emotional relief to all descendants of black Africans who left the shores of Africa some 400 years ago.