KAMPALA-UGANDA | Hamis Kiggundu (Ham), the Group CEO of Ham Group of Companies, has been honored at the Pan African Pyramid Global Awards 2023 Edition.
The (PAP) Global Awards have for the past 6 years been attracting hundreds of Pan Africanists across the globe to celebrate their forefather’s sacrifices in the struggle for Black freedom and these have been the sixth edition since 2016.
According to the chairman and speaker Mr. Andrew Irumba, HAM has been awarded in recognition and celebration of his exceptional contributions to rejuvenating Africa through entrepreneurship, real estates and the written word.
Amidst a gathering of distinguished guests and luminaries, the ceremony took place at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on the 26th August 2023.
This year’s edition held special significance as it commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Pan African Pyramid’s presence in Uganda.
This intellectual, non-partisan discussion forum stands as a beacon of Pan-Africanism, patriotism, and nationalism, seeking to revive and strengthen these values within the continent’s youth.
The event welcomed a diverse range of esteemed guests, including the distinguished Joshua Maponga, a renowned Zimbabwean-born preacher, philosopher, motivational public speaker, theologian, author, writer, musician, entrepreneur, and unparalleled Pan-Africanist who was the guest of Honor. Among other guests included; Paul Flynn, a Ugandan-Irish figure born in Germany, widely acclaimed for his environmental philanthropy through the Gro Foundation based in Europe, Uganda’s Frank Gashumba, and other honored/celebrated pan Africanists included former Cuban President Fidel Castro, Kin Karisa, a Ugandan businessman, the proprietor and CEO of Next Media Services; Professor Lawrence Muganga the Vice Chancellor of Victoria University among others.
The honored/awarded are influential Pan Africanists who have played pivotal roles in uplifting the continent socially, economically, and politically.
Past awardees include: Former Libyan President Col. Muammar Gaddafi, The late Professor Emmanuel Mutebile, former governor BOU, General Elly Tumwiine, Prof. Kajabago Ka-Rusoke, John Garang De Ma Bior, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, Fagil M. Mande, Winnie Mandela, and His Excellency Major General Lekoa Solly Mollo (Rtd), among others.
The Pan-African Pyramid Global Awards were initiated in 2016 with the intention of recognizing and awarding Africans and non-Africans who have shown their concern and contributions geared towards raising the African flag regardless of where they are hence the name PAP Global Awards.
THE PAP ORGANISATION
Pan-African Pyramid (PAP) is a non-governmental organization which was founded in 2015 with a vision to articulate concerted efforts geared towards promoting the true African Awakening among the BLACK people throughout Africa and in the Diaspora and galvanize inventions and innovations of African people based on its principles as an intellectual, non-partisan discussion forum, built on the Pillars of PAN AFRICANISM, PATRIOTISM and NATIONALISM.
The pan-African pyramid is propagating a new Pan-Africanism concept. The new Pan-Africanism need not be based on race, skin and colour, but IDIOLOGY and MOVEMENT. It advocates for the unification of Africa by economic development and Trans-African trade, and not by political actors only, but by corporate business entities.
Pan-Africanism is a worldwide movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all indigenous and diaspora ethnic groups of African ancestry. At its core, Pan-Africanism is a belief that “African people, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny. The PAP Ideology/pre-occupation is to REVIVE intellectual discourse among youth with a bias on re-constructing our lost Pan-Africanism, patriotism and Nationalism Values and spirit.
The organization was founded in 2015 under the leadership of Chairman and speaker Irumba with its social impact and humanitarian programs including;
1. Organizing PAP debates every Friday
2. Pan African Pyramid Global Awards every August
3. Collecting and delivery of relief aid to refugees every December
4. Agriculture and livestock farming
5. Pan-African Marathon
6. Establishment of Pan African Pyramid School clubs and debates
7. Small Savings and Investments
8. Tree Planting and Natural Resource Maintenance (Environment Conservation),
As one of their key objectives, PAP has continued to provide support to fellow Africans especially refugees in camps. Previously they offered support to Nakivale Refugee settlement camps located in the Isingiro district where over 120000 refugees from over 10 nations received donations, which marked the end of 2019 and entry into 2020, thereby making five years of PAP’s successful existence.