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Boma of Africa 2022 Live on Dominion Television

A PRECURSOR OF THE BOMA 2022

From extreme left: Fiona Achieng, Rita N.A. Arthur, Jesse Akosa, Nana A.A. Afful and Mark Atitsogbui

Following the Boma of Africa, which took place today, July 8, 2022, a precursor to the festival was hosted at the Dominion Television studios. The show’s hosts were Fiona Achieng and Mark Attitsogbui, both of whom are staff at the television station.

A session with some of Ghana’s promising youth

The guests, Jesse Akosa, a business development officer and trained data and financial analyst, Rita Nana Adwoa Arthur, a writer, poet, and filmmaker, Nana Akua Asante Afful, an artisan and second runner-up at the 2017 Ghana’s Most Beautiful, shared their opinions on a variety of themes, including but not limited to the changes they observed in their respective industries ten years ago as compared to the changes they hope to see in the next ten years, as host, Fiona Achieng remarked, “Ghanaian food is a work of art,” in addition to what they celebrate about Africa.

The team from Dominion Television went out into Accra’s streets in anticipation of the great event, Boma of Africa 2022, to find out what people’s opinions were. As they discussed why they believed corruption should be tackled at the festival, they praised the Boma of Africa as a fantastic event.

Boma of Africa; The festival of Ideas

The Boma’s first section was devoted to the establishment of a continental digital trading corridor to assist in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement through terminal emulator interoperability systems across traditions of the AU Member States, a digital ecosystem of connected e-government and private apps, and a single online business repository and a social credit system for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and startups, as the Hub was launched by the President of Niger and AfCFTA Champion, H.E. Mahamadou Issifou.

H.E. Mahamadou Issifou, President of Niger. Photo credit: onpolicy.org

Following a spoken word, Cynthia Gnassingbe-Essonam, Senior Advisor at the AfCFTA, gave the opening comments at the Boma of Africa, and Wamkele Mene gave the keynote address. More information on the AfCFTA’s role in integrating the African market was provided by H.E. Wamkele Mene, who also noted that the AfCFTA’s launch had advanced since the previous Boma with the help of the Afreximbank.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

  • Based on the number of participating nations, the AfCFTA is the largest free trade area in the world since the World Trade Organization was established.
  • Among its many goals is the creation of an internal market for products and services, which has the potential to raise intra-African trade by 52.3%.
  • It intends to bring together all 55 African Union member states, spanning a population of more than 1.3 billion people with a developing middle class and a total gross domestic product of $3.4 trillion.

In keeping with previous Boma tradition, part two of the gathering included several dignitaries, including Heads of State, continental businessmen, and world thinkers, who discussed important topics affecting Africa’s long-term plan for structural transformation.

The discussion topics covered creative solutions to Africa’s current financial and supply chain issues, youth and gender empowerment, and the potential for cross-border trade and new technology to be resilient in the face of pandemics and resurgent major power rivalries.

The event’s peak occurred during its third segment. With assistance from international partners like the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Kingdom, Australia, The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), The United States of America, the European Union, the Government of India, Singapore, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Africa CDC launched a continental eHealth backbone that brought together African Union departments and agencies, as well as its African Vaccine Passport module.

As part of their promotional relationship, the African Union and AfroChampions were in charge of organizing The Boma of Africa. The AfCFTA Hub Network and the continent’s business community were also sponsors.

“Dominion TV partnered with AfroChampions to broadcast this exciting event live on Dominion TV; Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living. We believe such content will inspire our audience towards living a more empowered life and positively impacting their communities” – Nosisa Doe, General Manager, Dominion TV Ghana

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Taking Stock of the ‘African Century’ – Boma of Africa 2022

July 7th was declared by the African Union “African Integration Day” annually in 2019, and the African Union (AU) and its partners have been celebrating numerous accomplishments ever since.

AfroChampions, a key partner of the African Union and a preeminent innovation enabler, facilitator, and private industry liaison for continental government institutions, will once again conclude Africa Integration Week with the Boma of Africa, this year under the African Union’s auspices.

The Boma Festival

The Boma is a festival of thoughts and deeds that are fundamentally transforming Africa. The organizers of Boma 2022 have arranged a vibrant tapestry of debates, insightful discourse, and consequential official statements on ground-breaking initiatives epitomizing the most interesting and inspiring benchmarks of African unification and assimilation. They have done this in collaboration with a variety of Africa’s leading organizations. The Boma’s 2022 theme is on reckoning and offers a thorough examination of the dream of an African Single Market. The Symposium on the African Century will be commemorated by the opening of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) hub digital trading corridor, the African vaccine passport, and spotlighting of the eHealth backbone in the presence of several signatories, including H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), and H.E. Mackey Sall, chair of the AU and President of Senegal.

Boma on Dominion Television, Ghana

Rosa Whitaker, CEO and President of the Whitaker Group and a former and inaugural Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Mark Eddo, a former senior correspondent for ITV, Ann-Marie Dias Borges, a senior journalist for the BBC, and Bineta Diop, an envoy for the African Union (AU), will moderate the Boma 2022, which will be broadcast live on Dominion TV; Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living on July 8, 2022, at 10 am GMT (noon CET) in honor of the Africa Integration Day, DStv Channel 352 and Gotv channel 168.

Register to be a part of the Boma 2022 @www.afcfta.blog/boma2022/register and reach out via Info@afcfta.app / info@afrochampions.org

Use the hashtag #bomaondominiontv to join the conversation online.

 

107-Year-Old Massacre Survivor Unveils Secret Weapon

In a world where holding onto unforgiveness and bitterness comes easily, 107-year-old Viola Fletcher, a survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre reminds us, through her vibrant energy, that forgiveness sets the soul free.

107-Year-Old- Viola Fletcher is an American Centenarian who is also one of the three living survivors of the Tulsa Massacre which took place in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S, in 1921. Mother Fletcher was only 7 years old at the time of the massacre.

The Tulsa Massacre, also known as the Tulsa riot, is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. Attackers burned and destroyed what was one of the wealthiest black communities in the U.S.

According to the National Endowment for Humanity, “Tulsans tried to forget what happened, but it’s much harder for the residents of Greenwood. For Black people, Greenwood is a reminder of the need to stay vigilant”

Mother Fletcher had a candid conversation with our President Rosa Whitaker on the same during an interview at Dominion Television in Ghana.

Dominion Television congratulates Mother Fletcher on being one of the 3 living survivors of the Tulsa massacre who received a shared $1 million from a New York non-profit organization ‘Business for Good’ through its Co-Founder, Ed Mitzen.

ARCHBISHOP NICHOLAS DUNCAN-WILLIAMS CELEBRATING 45 YEARS IN MINISTRY, AND 65TH BIRTHDAY HONORING THE VISIONARY, CELEBRATING THE VISION

Dominion Television wishes to thank all those from around the world who joined us in paying tribute to our Founder, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams on the occasion of his anniversary marking 45 years in ministry and his 65th birthday. From remote villages and State Houses across Africa, expressions of appreciation for the Archbishop poured in. We were truly blessed by the presence and tributes from global ministers and marketplace leaders during the 14-15th May 2022 program themed “Celebrating the Visionary-Honoring the Vision.” 

Central to the celebration was recognition of the Archbishop’s pioneering contributions as the Father of the Charismatic Movement in Ghana and other African countries. From Ghana to global reach, his ministry and prayer summits have impacted and transformed countless lives to the glory of God.  

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is the spiritual Father and coach to many leaders including Heads of State and many public servants; he has authored more than 30 books. Affectionately known as “Papa” and “the Apostle of Strategic Prayer,” the Archbishop’s footprints reverberate. His philanthropy includes scholarships, water, shelter for vulnerable people, and rehabilitation support for those suffering from addictions. His Compassion in Action non-profit organization supports orphans and widows; providing spiritual and physical nourishment for them. 

This milestone moment for Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams was celebrated in three historic events: a black-tie tribute dinner; a Sunday Founder’s Day service at Action Chapel International in Ghana; and a ‘Highest Praise’ concert thanking God for His many blessings. The Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams started ministry 45 years ago on college campuses in Ghana and used this occasion to officially launch his new ministry movement – Next-Gen – “Back to the Campuses” – a youth leadership development initiative that is being established on college campuses and secondary schools across Ghana with a primary focus on ministry, the market place, and public service.  

“It is within our power, reach, and responsibility to impact this generation – birthing, equipping, and disciplining a new community of Christ-like leaders of tomorrow possessing both the spirit of God and academic excellence. This is indeed among the greatest contributions we can make to our country and humanity for legacy and posterity” opined Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams to his birthday and anniversary guests. 

“45 years ago, God planted a deep desire in my heart to respond to the urgent cries, calls, and needs of Ghana’s youth. My spirit ached for this community as revelations unfolded about their suffering and significance in God’s plans and purposes for our country. I responded with a resounding “Amen” and my ministry was born on the campuses of Ghana’s colleges and universities.” – N. Duncan-Williams.

Several dignitaries were present at the various events including His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Her Excellency the Vice President of Liberia, Jewell Howard-Taylor, and a VIP Delegation representing former President John Mahama, who was out of the country. Members of the Ambassadorial Corps were also in attendance with High Commissioners and Ambassadors representing Columbia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel, the USA, South Africa; Kenya, Nigeria, and Suriname. 

The Archbishop also received deeply moving tributes from ministry leaders such as Bishop TD Jakes, Apostle Chuck Pierce; Joshua Selman Nimmak, Bishop Noel Jones; Bishop Adam McNatt, and Action Chapel International’s own College of Bishops. Especially moving was the oral history and tribute from Apostle Daniel Kwame Saforo; the 97-year-old last living founder of the Pentecostal Movement in Ghana. The concert hosts MOG and Akesse Brempong were exceptional as were the dinner MCs Michelle Attoh and Nathaniel Attoh.

The Archbishop remains one of Ghana’s most iconic figures who continues to transform communities within his country of birth and beyond. We thank God for his life and continued strength and success.

Dominion TV; Africa’s Christian Lifestyle Network for Inspired and Empowered Living.

 

107 YEAR-OLD MOTHER VIOLA FLETCHER VISITS GHANA TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES

Some memories are held dearly. Some memories, when perceived are nothing but nightmares we hope to expunge from the eyes of our mind. To most in Ghana, the Tulsa race massacre is neither an episode heard of or seen but to Mother Viola Fletcher, a vile occurrence.

Memories that may never be forgotten oftentimes can be faded by beautiful ones and after 100 years, the shores of Ghana will gift her sweet and unforgettable memories.

It is the dream of every African American to one day visit the motherland and Mother Viola Fletcher and her brother, Hugh Van Ellis (Uncle Redd) who survived the destruction of Greenwood District are no exceptions.

Between 13th and 21st, August 2021, Mother Viola and Uncle Redd will have a lifelong dream fulfilled when Ghana welcomes them with open arms. This trip is sponsored by ‘Our Black Truth’, The African Communications Agency, Africa Legacy Fund and United Airlines.

Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd will arrive in Ghana on 14th August 2021 and will be officially welcomed by the Ghana officials of the Diaspora African Forum (DAF).

Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd will tour the City of Cape Coast, exploring the castles and dungeons where slaves were kept during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Cape Coast is known for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, being the largest slave-trading site in West Africa at the time. It will surely be an emotional experience where they will feel ‘in touch with their roots and history when they stand in the ‘Door of No Return’

As part of their tour in Ghana, Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd will fly to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana where they will meet the Asantehene, King of the Ashanti people in the Manhyia Palace. The Ashanti empire was known for its military prowess, wealth and natural resources; most notably, gold and cocoa. The Ashanti kingdom holds a place in history as a sub-Saharan African kingdom that was able to defeat the British in some wars. The kingdom has been studied extensively by a lot of Western historians and anthropologists due to its sophisticated political structure and vibrant culture. Being a symbol of the strength and independence of the African, Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd will be able to connect once again with a thriving African community like Greenwood District in Tulsa was.

According to H.E. Ambassador Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission at the Diaspora Africa Forum, Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd will place wreaths on the grave of Dr W. E. B Dubois and place names of their ancestors on the Sankofa Wall which is a memorial established in Ghana by the Diaspora Africa Forum. Mother Viola Fletcher and Uncle Redd will also be receiving gifts from a host of other African nations who is looking forward to their arrival.

Most prevailing is the narrative that Dr Kwame Nkrumah is arguably the most influential political leader Africa has produced hence, a tour to Ghana would be incomplete without visiting the Kwame Nkrumah memorial. The memorial houses the body of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah. Being the spot where Dr Nkrumah declared the Independence of Ghana, the mausoleum epitomizes liberation, independence and redemption.

In addition, they will be welcomed at the Jubilee House by President Nana Akuffo-Addo and his vice Dr Bawumia. Mother Fletcher’s dream to fellowship at an African Church will be fulfilled when she worships at Action Chapel International; Prayer Cathedral. We at Dominion Television hope her journey to Ghana will be a fulfilling one and create memories of joy and happiness. Mother Fletcher and Uncle Redd’s visit to Ghana will be covered exclusively by Dominion Television, Channel 352 on DStv and 168 on GoTv Ghana.

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