Grow, Unite, Build, Africa (GUBA) will dedicate its 2021 Awards to the celebration of a century of the passage of Yaa Asantewaa, the influential warrior and queen mother of Ejisu, who rose to lead an Asante army against the invading British. This event will be in Accra, a first in Ghana.
This year’s Awards, is a celebration of an important moment in African history, one that is unique to the relations between Ghana and Seychelles and also to celebrate the resilience of the African woman.
The theme for GUBA Awards 2021 is ‘Celebrating a Symbol of Courage and Resilience.’
The Awards, which will be held on November 8, this year in Accra, is expected to host several high-profile personalities in Ghana and from the diaspora.
The plethora of dignitaries and personalities expected to grace this year’s Awards reflects the shift from an event celebrating the Ghanaian diaspora to a truly Pan-African occasion.
“More importantly, the event will also mark the centenary of the death of Yaa Asantewaa, an Asante Queen Mother and the last African woman to lead a major war against the then colonial powers.
“Yaa Asantewaa is honoured across Africa and the African diaspora for her resistance to then British imperialism and she is widely considered as a symbol of courage, strength, and resilience.
“She was a critical figure in recognizing and using the power of women to mobilize both men and women to resist colonial power.” GUBA Enterprise’s President and CEO, Dentaa Amoateng MBE, indicated.
Dentaa noted, “GUBA awardees are the modern-day representation of Yaa Asantewaa; at the time the world is faced with an unprecedented pandemic, they took up the mantle of leadership, and with courage and resilience, helped to steer the world back onto the path of progress”.
While celebrating the contribution of Black women, the GUBA Awards 2021 will also raise awareness on maternal mortality and call for measures to ensure safe child delivery across the continent.
GUBA Enterprise believes that every child, born and unborn, has great potential and must be given the opportunity to fulfil this potential.
GUBA Enterprise seeks to promote greater economic, social and cultural cooperation between Africa and the African diaspora through harnessing the power of the African youth to advance the socio-economic interests of the continent.
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