This year has been declared as the ''Year of Return, Ghana 2019'' for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.
Included in the lineup of events is the Pan-African Historic Festival, major biennial event of a cultural forum for Africans and people of African descent as well as friends of the continent committed to the noble cause of Pan Africanism.
The venues for the Panafest are the historical towns of Cape Coast and Elmina. The festival is a celebration of African cultural values, history and civilization. This consists of performances and workshops in theatre, drama, music, cinema, poetry, colloquia and lectures, colourful traditional durbar of chiefs and people of Ghana, tours/excursions to places of interest such as the slave castle dungeons.
Panafest brings together participants from all over the world. It was instituted by Ghana government based on a proposal submitted by Dr. (Mrs) Efua Sutherland.