The Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre (JNLC) hosted student leaders from the National Youth Council, and assorted universities of Makerere University and Busitema University to Ekyooto an evening cross- generational conversation with Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao, at the JNLC premises on 26 July 2023. This discussion drew participation from representatives of the Parliament of Uganda, Uganda Petroleum Institute, The AIDS Support Organisation, Pan African Women’s Organisation, Albertine Oil and Gas, Women in Extractives, and the Centre for Constitutional Governance. The media fraternity was represented by the New Vision and Observer newspaper.
Ms. Rowena Kamasai and Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Ssali, Board member of the JNLC, co- moderated this conversation and iterated that Africans have a part to play in the definition, re- definition, and narratives about Africa. Africans therefore cannot afford to be complacent and leave the definitions to others. The key message for the delegates was to know and claim their space and place in Africa right now, beyond the narrative of the colonisation of Africa.
“…intellectuals have a special contribution to make to the development of our nation, and to Africa. And I am asking that their knowledge, and the greater understanding that they should possess, should be used for the benefit of the society of which we are all members.”Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his book Uhuru na Maendeleo (Freedom and Development), 1973.
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