Yanditswe February, 20 2020 at 18:12 PM
This Thursday at Kigali Arena, President Paul Kagame joined Giants
of Africa (GoA) founder, Masai Ujiri,
GoA Ambassador Myrah Naomi Namtume Oloo and Isha Sesay, American Journalist of
Sierra Leonean and British descent for the launch of the inaugural Giants of
The inaugural Giants of Africa Festival is scheduled to take
place in Kigali from 16-22 August this year.
While speaking at the launch of the festival, President
Kagame noted that, whether it is sports, culture, entertainment and many other
sectors, leaders continue to find a pathway for young people to grow and
become giants where they should be. However, he said that young people
equally, carry the responsibility to fulfill the enormous potential they have to
drive the continent to another level.
“ To young people when you are talking about Giants of
Africa and the festival we are going to have here, it’s a reminder first of all
that you young people are giants in the making. Which means there’s a lot of
work you have to do in order to fulfill the enormous potential you have and see
across our continent,” President Kagame said.
He added: “The importance of this moment is that we are
clear about that path and we don’t take anything for granted. We have to invest
in ourselves and do what needs to be done and especially take opportunities
availed to us like this moment and this festival hold for the African young
people who form the majority of the population of our continent,”
The GOA Festival will highlight the change to the GOA camps
format – bringing 11 countries, and 200 youth to one location, as well as showcase
the rich diversity, culture, and resources of Africa, highlighting the many
elements of the festival such as fashion, food, and entertainment
During the festival, the GOA organisation will also introduce
the Education component and the importance the impact will have on youth.
While speaking about the expectations of the people who will
attend the festival, President Kagame noted that: “I just want to welcome
everyone and you will see that going towards August that this country is a
welcoming country, it’s a country that wants to do itself proud and do it for
Africa. So that all of us at one time can be wherever we want to be and fulfill
Photos by Village Urugwiro
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