By Andrew Irumba
The 4th edition of the Pan-African pyramid Global Awards (PAP) 2019 went down in the Pan-Africanism history last Friday at Fairway Hotel where five Pan-Africanists around the round were honored under various categories for their selfless contributions in the development of our mother Africa.
PAP Global Awards aims at recognizing, appreciating and awarding pan-Africanists from around the world who stood up in the most difficult circumstances of their times and advocated for the Rights and Freedoms of the black people across the world.
It also aims to connect, encourage and mobilize the new crop of Pan-Africanists walking on the footsteps of their forefathers in the movement to further the struggle through various ways.
The event which started around 5pm was officiated by His Royal Highness Ndahura II Kashagama Imara, the king of Busongora Kingdom who took the audience through the memory lane of African struggles for self-actualization, which left many Pan-Africanists awed by his Pan0-Africa credentials.
The ceremony was also attended by delegates from across the African continent, who included Mr. Xolela Nofufuka, who represented the South African Ambassador to Uganda H.E Gen. Solly Mollo, accompanied by Mr. Radebe Chancellor of Regional Affairs at the South African Embassy.
Libyan Embassy was also represented by Mr. Salah Ghryani, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Head IT at the Embassy, who picked late Col. Muammar Gadafi’s award on behalf of the family and Embassy.
Former Libyan leader Col.Muama Gadaffi was awarded as African revolutionary life time achiever for defending his country and Africa in general for 42 years against foreign interests.
Gaddafi,who was ousted from power with the help of American Gov’t in 2011 led Libya for 42 years.
The late Amiral Karmali aka Mukwano and Christopher Columbus Sembuya aka Sembule were also awarded for championing Uganda into an Industrious country.
Below is full list of recipients;
1- King Ndahura 11 Kashagama Imara- Pan-African Renaissance Leader
2-Col.Muammar Mohammad Gaddafi-African Revolutionary Life Time Achiever
3-Amirali Karmali (Mukwano)-African Revolutionary Life Time Achiever (Bussiness)
4- Christopher Columbus Sembuya-African Social & Dev’t Entrepreneur
5-Rapa Thomson Ricky-African Young Social & Dev’t Entrepreneur
The Pan-African Pyramid is an intellectual non-partisan, discussion forum built on the Pillars of Pan-Africanism, Patriotism and Nationalism whose Ideal/pre-occupation is to revive intellectual discourse among the youths with a bias of re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and nationalism values and spirit.
Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It’s based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to “unify and uplift” people of African descent. The ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined. At its core Pan-Africanism is “a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny”
The event was sponsored by Fairway Hotel, Splash, NBSTV Ruparelia Group, Okapi Trading Ltd, Breeze Tours &Travel, Millennium Supermarket, Housing Finance Bank and TheSpy Uganda