Bank of Uganda governor Emmanuel Mutebile and former Uganda People’s Congress president Olara Otunnu were among those who scooped Pan-African Pyramid awards last Friday.
This was during the launch of the historic first ever Pan-African pyramid global Awards 2016 at Fairway Hotel.
The chief organiser of the awards Andrew Irumba says two thousand and sixteen years later since the coming of Jesus Christ, there has been over 169 different categories of Awards world over but no pan-African award.
He set out to recognize Africans who in the toughest times defended the rights of their fellow black people across the globe.
“This is simply because the Black man has been waiting for the white man to organize the Awards for him,” he noted.
Seven Ugandans were selected by the Awards committee and received Awards.
Among them was the longest serving governor of Bank of Uganda Prof. Mutebile as “An African Economic Development Icon” and Ambassador Olara Otunnu who was represented by UPC’s National chairman while the first former local Government minister in Museveni’s Government Prof. Edward Kakonge was awarded with a gold medal as “Exemplary African Dress Code”.
Kabarole Research Centre’s director who doubles as Fort Portal municipality MP Alex Ruhunda popularly known as ‘Nikisoboka’ [literally meaning it’s possible[ scooped the “Social & Development Entrepreneur” award 2016.
Ndere Troupe’s Founder/ Director Rwangyezi Steven was awarded as the “African Heritage & Cultural Entrepreneur” for exporting and promoting African Culture.
1- Prof.Kajabago Ka-Rusoke (African Philosopher)
2- Gen.Elly Tumwine (African Art Revolutionary)
3- Muyunga Muwanga Amon (African Sports Inventor)
4- Alex Ruhunda (Social & Development Entrepreneur)
5- Rwangyezi Steven (African Heritage & Cultural Entrepreneur)
6- Evelyn Bright (Young Female Pan-African Entrepreneur)
7- Prof. Emmanuel Mutebile ( African Economic Dev’t Icon)
GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS:
1- Uhuru Sserubiri (Young & Promising Male Pan-African Enterprenour )
2- Namaganda Evonne (Selfless African) (
3- Amb.Olara Otunu (Exemplary African Dress Code)
4- Peter Wankulu (Pan-African Historical)
5- Uganda Human Rights Commission (“A” Class African Human Rights Institution)
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.
The show is broadcast live at Fairway Hotel & Spa in Kampala every Friday 5-9pm and a recorded version of the same telecast on WBS TV every Sunday after 10:00pm.
The awards ceremony that started from 4-10pm was well attended by renown pan-Africanists who filled up the hotel’s gardens with various traditional wears.
Rabbit Muchomo, traditional brews like ajono, adere, tonto etc. were the only ones acceptable to be served at the venue, save for the dinner that had over 11 courses on the menu.