By Spy Uganda
The Founding Speaker and Chairman of The Pan African Pyramid (PAP), Andrew Irumba Katusabe Ateenyi has appointed former Kyambogo University’s guild presidential candidate, Michael Nkwanga as the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Organization, effective 11th May 2023.
Nkwanga a motivational speaker and staunch pan africanist is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at the above mentioned university.
According to an announcement issued by the office of the Speaker to all PAP members, Nkwanga will also double as substantive head of strategic partnerships.
”By powers conferred upon me as Founding Speaker and Chairman of this great People’s Pan-African Parliament, The Pan-African Pyramid, I hereby appoint Mr Michael Michael as Acting HEAD PUBLIC RELATIONS (PRO) and substantive Head-Strategic Partnerships. His office will be In-charge of all our official communications,” reads part of message from the Speaker’s office.
In the same communication, TheSpy Uganda has learnt that Nkwanga will be chairing the debates in the absence of the speaker and he will also be PAP’s official in-house Master of Ceremonies (MC) that will always guide other hired external MCs for all PAP events including PAP GLOBAL AWARDS. ”It will be his job to guide the flow of the ceremonies in conjunction with other relevant departmental heads,” adds the announcement.
The Speaker, however, cautioned Nkwanga to observe high level of fair judgement to issues and discipline as he discharges his duties, whose appointment took immediate effect last night. “Michael shall be expected to always carry with him high level of integrity, discipline, restraint and fair judgment to issues as he will now become our face and spokesperson. He will work closely with the office of the speaker,” he added. He added that Michael may be assigned to any other task from time to time as the speaker may deem it fit on short notice.
About Pan-African Pyramid
Pan-African Pyramid (PAP) is a non-governmental organization that was founded in 2014 with a vision to articulate concerted efforts geared towards promoting the true African Awakening among the BLACK people throughout Africa and in the Diaspora and galvanize inventions and innovations of African people based on its principles as an intellectual, non-partisan discussion forum, built on the Pillars of PAN AFRICANISM PATRIOTISM and NATIONALISM.
The PAP Ideology/pre-occupation is to REVIVE intellectual discourse among youth with a bias on re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and Nationalism Values and spirit. The organization was founded by the current PAP Speaker and Chairman Andrew Irumba Katusabe.
WHAT IS PAN-AFRICANISM?
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”
To articulate the concerted efforts geared towards promoting the true African Awaking amongst the BLACK people throughout Africa and in the Diaspora, and galvanize inventions and innovations of the African people.
To REVIVE intellectual discourse among the youths with a bias of re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and Nationalism Values and spirit.
(a) To promote a critical understanding and appreciation of Africa as a continent and black people as a formidable race and foster ways to promote togetherness in order to enhance social economic progress of our continent and our race.
(b) To promote critical thinking, analysis and constructive debates among the youth as a foundation of nurturing young leaders for a better Africa.
(c) To organize public debates in primary, secondary, Tertiary and University schools to train, discuss and enable the young generation understand their African history and encourage them to support the best ways to cause social economic development in an African context.
(d) To organize and manage Annual Global Pan-African Pyramid Awards aimed at recognizing and appreciating the unforgettable struggles and sacrifices of our ancestors across all generations who unreservedly fought and defended the Rights and existence of the Black race across the world.
(e) To offer a platform in which civic Education is dispensed through which, members appreciate and understand their role in nation building in particular and the development of Africa as a whole.
(f) To promote Regional and African integration as a means of enabling Africans work together in harmony with each other and cause a holistic development.
(g) To organize reading and study tours and competitions among the youth and adults that will inculcate a culture of reading and research among members and guide them to prioritize specific books with African aspirations which are critical for the awakening and development of Africa.
(h) To establish a knowledge searching platform that will help create a think tank that will Progressively address the challenges facing the African continent.
(i) To engage in charitable activities that are intended at empowering the vulnerable such as raising money for poor children in need of heart surgery and other chronic diseases, building homes for the homeless, paying fees for teens and young mothers and doing such activities that empower the poor live in dignity.
(j) To engage in social economic activities like Agriculture, livestock farming, group savings and investments that will lift our members from poverty and make them economically independent.
(k) To mobilize resources from internal and external partners and the general public for the purposes of uplifting the general living conditions of our people and members and in order to meet the objectives of our organization.
(l) To organize membership visits and trainings that will improve on solidarity but also empower our members financially.
(m) To establish and build Pan-African schools, libraries and research centers aimed at equipping our members with enough African related history.
(n) To contract with any organization private or governmental at any level dealing in public awareness campaigns for the greater good of society.
OUR TARGET AUDIENCE:
THE PAN-AFRICAN PYRAMID has the most influential and circular Audience with majority being youth. Our pioneer/ regular members include Law students from Law Development Centre (LDC), Makerere University,MUBS,KIU,Kyambogo,St.Lawrence Univ.,Busitema Univ., St.Lawrence Univ., Ndejje Univ. and the general distinguished pan-African members of the public.
We have so far opened up PAN-AFRICAN PYRAMID chapters in universities and other tertiary institutions, and supervised them to elect their own leaders to keep networking with the main headquarters from time to time. These include; MUK,Kyambogo, KIU, Ndejje, Crane media Institute and UMCAT. We are still looking forward to opening more and more.
We believe that the youth, especially university and Tertiary students are the key change agents, because they have the capacity to analyze/understand and influence.
As a norm, PAP has continued to provide support to Africans living in harsh situations, especially needy students and refugees in their respective camps.
Previously they have offered support to Nakivale Refugee settlement camps located in Isingiro district where over 120000 refugees from over 10 nations received donations, which marked the end of 2019 before the coming of COVID-19 that interrupted the 2020/21 PAP calendar before it resumed in 2022 with PAP Global Awards in August.