By George Bamu on June 12, 2012
For skeptics of Denver based Water For People
’s goal to provide “full water coverage for the Rulindo district by 2014”, the goal seems too ambitious, or at least unrealistic. But not until you listen to the determination of the district’s mayor, Justus Kangwagye, who is the Rwandan governments’ point man to make sure this happens.
“If the entry point is water, then you can even talk of poverty reduction, you can talk of equality between man and woman,” according to Kangwagye, who was in Colorado recently.
The Rulindo district, which lies northeast of the Rwandan capital of Kigali, is in partnership with Water For People in what is called the “Rulindo Challenge” aimed at bringing the ambitious plan to fruition, with “safe water coverage for all 285,000 people in 494 villages.…
By George Bamu on June 3, 2010
Recently, out of a sheer need to become a stronger and better organization, Africa Agenda held a retreat which resulted in a SWOT analysis and SMART strategy to help take our organization forward. To become smarter and better, we have downsized our advisory board; we have taken steps that would lead to better and careful planning and the efficient management of our organization.
Thinking and looking forward, we are planning the launching of a revamped organization, a more robust website and methods to stay afloat as a vibrant twenty first century organization.
It used to be that when business leaders and entrepreneurs talked about downsizing, everyone would be thinking about job losses, pay cuts and relocations only.…
By George Bamu on May 8, 2009
Cameroon Information and Education Day(CIED) in Colorado
We had an impressive turn out of the community at the Africa Agenda Cameroon information and Education Day(CIED) event at CCA May 7. There were remarks from CCA president Dr. Linda Bowman, Denver City Councilman Michael Hancock , Coordinator of Global Initiatives at CCA, Elizabeth Hirsh. Members of the Cameroonian community in Colorado were there in their numbers including Dr. Cliford Asobo, David Makongo, Inkriz Ndikum, Dr. Ajume Wingo. The Cameroon embassy in DC was represented by communications counselor, Richard Nyamboli.