On behalf of ADDI and its global affiliates, we cordially invite you and your team to join us in Cape Coast, Ghana for this historic trade Expo. Kindly confirm your participation by November 30, 2021, as it will greatly assist program planning and budgeting.


Ridge Royal Hotel
Residential Rd.
Cape Coast, Ghana


December 2, 2021
December 13, 2021


8:00 AM
5:00 PM


The Expo’s main objective is to highlight viable, ready-to-go, opportunities for local businesses and share investment opportunities that will assist in wealth creation. The specific Expo objectives include:

  • Linking potential investors with Central Region project owners,
  • Facilitating sector presentations as a form of discovering areas of interest,
  • Supporting Women and Youth programming through partnership development with local businesses and government,
  • Development of a more comprehensive action plan based upon results of the Expo.
Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao
President & Founder, ADDI

Her Excellency, Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao
President & Founder, ADDI

The African Diaspora Development Institute was born out of the desire to bring Africa to the world and the world to Africa. There currently is no one resource to easily find information about Africa. ADDI aims to become that resource.

We have come to the realization that the current status of the African economy is due to the mass exodus of the African Diaspora out of Africa. The exodus began with the loss of Africa’s children through slavery 400 years ago, followed by the recent migrants who left Africa in search of greener pastures or running away from famine and wars.

The children of Africa have ended up in North America, Europe, and Asia. African Heads of State are calling on all people of African Descent (African Diaspora) to come back home and build the Africa we want.

“We know who we are, we know where we are coming from, and we know where we are going…”


His Excellency President
Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo OF GHANA

His Excellency President,
Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo OF GHANA

Thank you Mr. President for declaring “2019 – Year of Return,” and “2020 – Beyond the Return.” We in the Diaspora are standing up and answering your call. We thank you for your transformational leadership.

Okatakyie Prof. Amanfi VII

Okatakyie Prof. Amanfi VII

Osabarima Kwesi Atta II

Osabarima Kwesi Atta II

Otumfuo Sasraku IV

Otumfuo Sasraku IV
TWIFO HEMAN Traditional Area

Nana Obokese Ampah
Under the Guidance of

Nana Obokese Ampah

Ernest Arthur

Ernest Arthur

We wish to express our sincerest thanks and appreciation to our Royal Majesties for their respective role in setting aside lands for the WAKANDA-ONE City of Return, and for facilitating the process to actualize the long-held vision of creating a home for all people of African descent all over the world.

Thank you for believing in us, and we will make you all proud!

“This is a city that is way past due. It’s a city that’s going to bring a healing that the descendants of the formerly enslaved have needed for over 400 years.”

The Spirit Of Africa

WAKANDA-ONE City of Return – ‘The Spirit of Africa,” marks a historic turning point for all Africans around the world. The City of WAKANDA is a place where Africans in the diaspora, including all people of African descent living outside of Africa worldwide, will call home. It is a place of rebirth for all Africans.

The African reality is very different from what was brutally forced upon us over six centuries ago, and that reality continues to plague our existence today. It is time we regain our identity, integrity, dignity and regality as a collective, so our coming generations will know who they are, where they are, and where they are headed.

We as Africans, have been divided for far too long, the time to unite is now!

WAKANDA-ONE City is a “history-making,” and futuristic city encompassing both the past, present and the future. Dubbed the city of return which depicts the opening of the door to the children of our forefathers who some 400-plus years ago left in shackles and now can return to the land of their ancestors free from chains, armed with a mixture of strength and agile intelligence to join their brothers and sisters to build a better Africa for all. WAKANDA-ONE City recaptures “the Spirit of Africa,” which was stripped from us, and launches Africa 200 years into the future. The City will be a model of what Africa was, what Africa is, and what Africa will be! WAKANDA-ONE City is a transformational embodiment of the Africa we all want.

WAKANDA-ONE will be a City vibrant with culture, history, legacy, and reflection of the Africa we want. The feature icons will highlight some of Africa’s majestic creatures and historical figures paying homage to our strength, while being sensitive to our weakness.

“The city is going to be built by the African diaspora in collaboration with their brothers and sisters on the continent There will be one such city in each region The one in Cape Coast is to be the first one. May the healing begin.”


The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa that is celebrated for its rich history and cultural heritage. The country takes its name from the great medieval trading empire, famous for trading in gold, but shifted to the very devastating slave trade in the 17th century. Cape Coast became one of the most historical cities in Ghana partly because of the transatlantic slave trade. The Swedes built a lodge that later became the Cape Coast Castle of which most of the townships developed around it. It was once the British commercial and administrative capital of the Gold Coast until 1877 when Accra became the Capital of Ghana.

Project Location

The Republic of Ghana spans along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east, the Gulf of Guinea, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana has a population of 31 million people and a land area of 238,500 square kilometers. WAKANDA-ONE City is located in the Central Region of southern Ghana, famous for its many tourist attractions.

Population Calculation(+- 5%)

National 31 million – Present

Projections (straight line)

  • 5 yrs. – 33.5 Million
  • 15 yrs.- 38. 5 Million
  • 100 yrs. – 81 Million

Wakanda (Proposed Project): 50,000 Type of Community

  • Residential
  • Apartments
  • Private Homes
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial

220,000 – Present

Projection (straight line)

  • 5 yrs. – 300,000
  • 15 yrs. – 600,000
  • 100 yrs. – 2.2 Million


Rehabilitation of the Cape Coast Dungeons and its Environs

The Project entails the Rehabilitation of the Cape Coast Dungeons; the Redevelopment of the Cape Coast, Elmina Township, and other towns in proximity to the various castles and dungeons in the area. The redevelopment starts with conducting searches for historic information; archeological findings; environmental assessments; agriculture, trade, commerce, and industrial activities; settlements and housing; tribes, ethnic groups, customs, and traditions of the area.

Rehabilitation Of:

  • Cape Coast Dungeon
  • Elmina Dungeon (“Mine Castle”)
  • Fort Victoria
  • Kakum National Park
  • Teaching Hospital

Redevelopment Of Cape Coast & The Environs:
(A) Heritage Walk (a new development project within the Cape Coast)

Tourism (Rehabilitation of Existing structure)

  • Heritage Walk
  • Museum
  • Resort
  • Zoofari
  • Hospitality
  • Hotels

Redevelopment Of Cape Coast & The Environs:
(B) Old Towns Redevelopment

  • Apartments
  • Single-family homes
  • Town homes

(C) Business District
Commercial buildings

  • Banking and finance
  • Offices
  • Trades centers
  • Shops
  • Markets
  • Marine Activities
  • Welcome Center
  • Airport
  • University Campus
  • Hospital Campus
  • Relaxation Beach Areas
  • Beach Resorts
  • Vacation Resorts
  • Agriculture Town
  • Fishing Village
  • City of Return Museum, and
  • Much More…


Development of Master Plan of WAKANDA-ONE City of Return

A Master Plan is a dynamic long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. Master planning is about making the connection between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments. Our Master Plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a site’s population, economy, housing, transportation, community facilities, and land use. It is based on public input, surveys, planning initiatives, existing development, physical characteristics, and social and economic conditions.

The master planning can assume some or all of these roles:

  • Develop a phasing and implementation schedule and identify priorities for action
  • Act as a framework for regeneration and attract private sector investment
  • Conceptualize and shape the three-dimensional urban environment
  • Define public, semi-private, and private spaces and public amenities
  • Determine the mix of uses and their physical relationship
  • Engage the local community and act as a builder of consensus

Phase II of the WAKANDA-ONE City development entails preparing the relevant and necessary documents to ensure proper design, planning, engineering, and development of the city. This will require preparing a Master Development Plan which include the following:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Geological studies
  • Land Use Plan
  • Site Plan
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering design and drawings
  • Components of the Master Plan
    • Residential Communities
    • Business Districts
    • Strip Malls
    • A Welcome Center
    • An Airport (Proposed)
  • Monorail Connections between Communities
  • University Campus
  • Hospital Campus
  • Vacation Resorts
  • Agriculture Town
  • Fishing Village
  • City of Return Museum, and
  • Much More…


Master Plan Implementation Strategies Purpose

Purpose of the Implementation Strategy

The Implementation Strategies provide a roadmap for action. It outlines what steps we must take to implement the Master Plan. It provides a customized approach, specially articulated for the planning area and its environs. This part of the Master Plan is the implementation plan, and recommended actions. It sets out the potential projects, programs, policies, and strategies to move the Master Plan to its completion. The Master Plan Implementation places emphasis on the following:

How to Use the Implementation Strategy

The Implementation Strategies document will be most useful in guiding the development of WAKANDA-ONE City by defining programs, setting priorities, allocating finances, and assessing achievements. Over time, this part of the Master Plan should be revisited and updated to ensure that the strategies remain relevant and current to the vision and goals of the City as it evolves.