President of African Tourism Board in Ghana commemorates end of colonial rule
- Ghanaians will always be grateful to Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the Asante warrior queen mother.
- His activism and military tactics contributed to the liberation of his people and his country and stimulated nationalist ideals in other parts of the West African sub-region.
- Ghana will celebrate the Asante Warrior Queen Mother in style on November 7-8, 2021.
St. Angel, the President of the African Tourism Board (ATB), will be in Ghana to join Ghana’s President Nana Addo; the First Lady Rebecca; 2nd Lady Samira; Bozoma Saint-Jean; His Highness King Asante; British MP Bellavia Ribeiro-Addy; British MP Diane Abbott; British MP Dawn Butler; British MP Abena Oppong-Asare; and Angelique Kidjo, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, actress and activist from Benin; as well as Ghanaian ministers and government officials for the Ghanaian event marking 100 years of Nana Yaa Asantewaa’s legacy to thank her for her bravery, resilience and courage.
âGhanaians will always be grateful to Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the Asante warrior queen mother, whose activism and military tactics helped liberate her people and country. His roles in Ghana stimulated nationalist ideals in other parts of the West African sub-region, which enabled many countries to achieve independence. Ghana will be celebrating the warrior Queen Mother Asante in style on November 7-8, 2021, âa statement from Ghana said.
âThe confirmation of the presence of the four UK MPs adds to the long list of high profile personalities who will attend the Ghanaian event this year. The four women parliamentarians are strong supporters of women’s rights and the need for all women to rise to the top in their chosen endeavors. Their belief in empowering women resonates with the theme âCelebrating a Symbol of Courage and Resilience,â Dentaa Amoateng MBE said.
âWe are so proud to celebrate with Ghana this year, as Ghana honors the great Yaa Asantewaa, with the theme that Ghana has chosen. Truly, the contributions of black women can never be underestimated, from Yaa Asantewaa to our own US Vice President Kamala Harris, the first black woman and person to hold this position. Now is the time to uplift black women, âNAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a letter to GUBA.
The NAACP revealed that it is joining with GUBA to raise awareness about maternal mortality and is committed to working with GUBA to ensure black women live, thrive and succeed in all aspects of life.
2021 marks exactly 100 years since the death of Yaa Asantewaa, the last African woman to wage a major war against the colonial powers in 1900, where she served as Commander-in-Chief of the mighty Asante Empire.
Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist Angelique Kidjo is also due in Ghana this weekend, known for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. In 2007, Time magazine called her âAfrica’s first divaâ. Angelique performed at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 23, 2021. On September 15, 2021, Time magazine included her in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She will perform at the Ghanaian event celebrating 100 years of Nana Yaa.
Alain St. Ange for his part, is recognized as the former legislator who was elected directly as a deputy (SPPF) of the People’s Assembly representing La Digue in 1979 and as a deputy (SNP) of the Assembly. national representative Bel Air in 2002 before being appointed minister in 2012 as one of the two technocrats to be appointed outside of political party affiliation. Prior to being appointed Minister, Alain St. Ange was Marketing Director and CEO of the Seychelles Tourist Board. ‘
“It was Alain St. Ange, as Minister of Seychelles, who facilitated the invitation of His Highness King Asante to be the guest of honor at the island’s ‘Carnival of Carnivals’, where a list impressive country participated together in the only such event in the carnival world. This visit named ‘Return to Seychelles’ by King Asante was a first since King Prempeh of Ghana was exiled to the Seychelles, âsaid the CommuniquÃ©.