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Khama trails in African leadership award

Former president Lt. Gen. Ian Khama is currently running behind in race to scope the African leadership award. Khama has been selected for the 2018 African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year.

The award is a vote-based awards program, reserved for African business, political and diplomatic leaders, who are considered to have blazed the trail in different categories in the year under review. The awards enjoy one of the most participatory processes, as Africans get to decide who takes the coveted crown in different categories.  For the award, Khama is trailing on the second spot at 2.45 percent of the votes against Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia with a whopping 96.70 percent.

In the same category, Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, the Secretary General of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigeria is sitting at a paltry 0.85 percent. In terms of the ALM Young Person of the Year 2018, another category, a Botswana’s 31 year old trail blazer and new Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo is leading the votes at a whopping 71.62 percent.

Kenewendo is followed by Sibeth Ndiaye, Press Secretary to the President of France with 5.17 percemt while the head of Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) in Nigeria Samson Itodo is at 6.50 percent. At last, Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, Co-founder of Andela at Nigeria only amassed 4.51 percent. For the prestigious ALM Person of the Year 2018 under Political Leadership, the well celebrated President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli is leading the polls by a mammoth 63.61 percent.

Magufuli is then followed by Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana at 18.46 percent, while Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria is at 9.49 percent. The newly selected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa is sitting behind at 8.44 percent of the vote.

With regard to the category of the African Female Leader of the Year 2018, Amina J Mohammed who is the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) from Nigeria is on top with 77.20 percent while the wife to the late South African anti-apartheid stalwart Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel is at 9.45 percent.

The first African Female Anglican Bishop in Swaziland Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya comes second with 4.94 percent while Grace Maria Sanchez, President, Network of Women Parliamentarians, Cape Verde is at 4.70 percent and 3.72 percent for Bridget Radebe, Mmaku Mining from South Africa.The Publisher of the prestigious magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, who unveiled the nominees at the group’s corporate head office in the United Kingdom, observed that the nominations for the 2018 edition of the Persons of the Year, attracted submissions from East, West, South, North and Southern Africa.

The publisher also stated that “all the nominees have risen above the obvious challenges that their milieus have thrown at them to achieve greatness in their own unique ways but in different roles.” The shortlist was preceded by a call for the nomination which attracted over 250 entries, from within and outside the continent. The eventual winners would be decided via a voting process. Meanwhile voting for all the categories closes on the 10th December 2018, at midnight Central African Time.

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198). The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

Since its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1, 000, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers, and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the US.

It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events around the world. The magazine has over 850,000 subscribers/Followers on Facebook and a virile readership on other social media platforms. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to ameliorate a lot of Africans by focusing on individuals and corporate bodies that are known for their legacy-based approach to leadership.

The publication believe in building sustainable leadership in Africa through the exchange of ideas in tandem with global best practices. The magazine shall continually seek to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.

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BBC further states that The commission can impose punishment including a fine , points deduction and expelling the club from the Premier league.

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When talking at the handing over ceremony, Chull-Joo Park, said they agreed with BRCS to give out e-learning equipment to better the training skills of students living with disabilities.

“With the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and job training skills, we will be able to help the students living with disabilities to do e-learning and to better their education and job training,” said Chull-Joo Park.

It was revealed that the South Korean Embassy approached BRCS with the intent to donate equipment and educational material that includes an embroidery machine, photo copier machine, tablets and interactive boards to be utilized by the trainees.

The industrial printer is a machine that works with embroidery machine to print designs for clothing and it will enable the learners to have more material available to them to facilitate learning.

Through this embroidery machine, students will be exposed to better technologies which ultimately improve the quality of materials they produce. It will also allow students to learn business skills and run profitable ventures.

Smart board gadgets will provide the students with an elevated learning process to be fostered by e-learning. The gadgets provide a more visual element to the learning process, which in turn improves learner mental retention.

Tlamelong Rehabilitation serves the marginalized and underserved less privileged persons living with disability in Botswana. The center offers boarding services, vocational training, social services, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for young people living disabilities aged 18-35 from across the country over a period of two (2) years per cohort which has a maximum intake capacity of 35. BRCS through International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have managed to create great working synergy with the South Korean Embassy in Pretoria based in South Africa to support or augment the National Society’s Rehabilitation Centre’s learning challenges.

For his part, BRSC Secretary General Kutlwano Mokokomani said they are delighted to convey their gratitude as BRSC to the South Korean Embassy for donation and they look forward to an enduring partnership for such worthy causes.

“South Korean Embassy’s great gesture will enable trainees to thrive, to fulfil their dreams to become a reality as this equipments will go a long way in creating great impact in the lives of trainees and their families. We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to the South Korean Embassy for their noble gesture of donating the E-learning equipments.”

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