- Written by: George AliohaAll praise be unto the Lord for His favors upon the 7th Annual Africa Day of the ACF Atlanta Chapter on October 30, 2010. We estimated that about 300 people attended the event, including children. We would like to acknowledge the support given...
In 2009, our chapter celebrated Africa Day with pomp and pageantry. As usual, we have been looking for ways to add spice to our celbrations. On the 23rd of October 2010, we celebrated yet anohter Africa Day, but this time in keeping with one of the core work areas of our parent ACFUSA (Passing on the Legacy).
The Young Adults in Jackson, MS Chapter took charge of the entire ceremony with support of the fellowship providing moreal and financial support. The highlight of the program was the invitation to African students from the universities in Mississippi State as far as 2 hours away.
Much has been written and spoken about the challenges facing Africa, and indeed there is much work to be done. I’m sure you are well aware of the litany of issues so I’ll spare you a rehearsing of the familiar. In one article I read recently, the author, Sunny Oputa, stated that “Despite Africa's abundant energy from the sun (solar energy - yet untapped), its vast mineral resources, rich vegetation and great human potentials, there has been a systematic lack of adequate kinetic energy to leapfrog the emergence of a developed continent of Africa”.