PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT (PAM) LAUNCHED AT KIGALI INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY ULK
Today, Friday 29, 2016 conference on Pan African Movement (PAM) was held at Kigali Independent University ULK. Dr. Sekibibi Ezechiel, Vice Chancellor, introduced guests who included Hon. Musoni Protais, Chairman of Pan African Movement; Hon. Henriette Umulisa, Vice Chairperson of PAM; Hon. Police Denis and other representatives from other organizations and ministries.
The purpose of this conference was to sensitize and launch a Pan African Movement at ULK.
Hon. Police Denis said that by Pan African Movement people should understand an ideology which was aiming at setting Africa free from colonialism. This initiative was started by religious people who couldn’t stand seeing their fellows suffering from colonial conditions imposed to them by colonialists. Other people who supported this idea were Wiliam Dubois, George Padmore to mention but a few.
The Pan African movement was a good idea which was gladly embraced by the then African leaders who were striving to set Africa free from colonialism. Those leaders include Kumuzu Banda, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and Jomo Kenyatta.
Irrespective of the creation of AUO, Africa was faced with Neo colonialism whereby colonialism changed forms. Some of instruments they used were media, civil society organizations, bad leaders, mismanagement of funds and so on and so forth.
In this context, Panafrican leaders met to discuss how to address this issue in the Kampala meeting. They come up with an idea that Africa should be one state with same economy and voice.
Hon. Musoni Protais, Chairman of Panafrican Movement in Rwanda, said that Pan Africanism is a battle to set oneself and others free. He asked young people to conduct research which provides solutions of Africa.
A new committee of students and staff signed the performance contract before the Chairman of Panafrican Movement.