Brian Kazungu, 09/02/2021
Mr. Mutumwa Mawere, Chairman of the Africa Heritage Society (AHS) and the 1873 Network, and Mr. Brian Kazungu, the Editor of iniAFRICA News, today, the 9th of February 2021, announce the induction of Dr. Kernan Mzelikahle, inducted into the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF) – 1000 Points of Light (POL)
Dr. Mzelikahle who describes himself as an apolitical analyst is a lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).
In inducting Dr. Mzelikahle, Africa Heritage Society Chairman, Mr. Mawere said: “On behalf of the C2C Literacy Campaign, I am delighted to announce that Dr. Mzelikahle has agreed to join the circle that is dedicated to reduce the frontiers of illiteracy in our community.
Recognizing that enlightenment is a bridge builder, it is encouraging to have a person of Dr. Mzelikahle’s caliber to be part of this pathfinding attempt to use knowledge as a weapon of positive change in our communities.
With respect to Zimbabwe, it is not a secret that its peoples are divided when what ought to unite them is so glaringly obvious.
Dr. Mzelikahle shares the belief that illiteracy that is pervasive can only be addressed when we choose to unite in the quest to address its corrosive and toxic effect.”
Mr. Kazungu said: “On behalf of inAfrica News I am delighted to announce that Dr. Mzelikahle has agreed to be one of the contributors to our publication.
It is undisputed that the media plays and can play a critical role in provoking, igniting and inspiring new perspectives and paradigms on what matters.
I have been inspired by Dr. Mzelekahle’s independent and impartial take on issues against a backdrop of a polarized populace.
I look forward to his sharing of his own insights, ideas and knowledge on issues that require critical thinking.
I do hope that we can reach the target of 100 out of the 10,000 Points of Light (POL) sooner than later as this will give us the diversity, inclusivity and belongingness that is often missing in our discourses.”
Mr. Mawere also said: “Under this initiative, we have different thematic groups to provoke, ignite and inspire new conversations on issues that matter.
One of the groups is called – what is a leader – to expose the bankruptcy of the idea that public power calls for exceptional so-called leaders and not the vigilance of the governed.
Should you want to be part of this group, please let me know so that I can add you?”
Dr. Mzelikahle responded by saying: “I agree with your assessment. I am a strong believer in the value of education.
It would be an honour joining the group and sharing ideas with others. I shall participate and give my best effort.
I am also highly honoured to be part of the 10,000 names in the bank of promise of Africa. I believe that I am the change that I am waiting for. Africa is dark at a time when so much hope is placed on our continent to play our part in delivering the promise that is missing in the African experiences.
When we choose to come together to address any problem, I believe that no problem will ever overwhelm our resolve and imagination.”
BOAF is an initiative of the 1873 Network founded on the need to build an inventory of thinkers who stand out as original and organic actors in applying critical thinking to problem solving.
The 10000 POL is a pilot program to build a bank of 10 000 names of actors who through playing their parts help reposition the African brand as value adding.”
The C2C-BOAF-ST-0002 inductee, Dr. Mzelikahle said, ‘Being a pioneer and trailblazer in building a platform to add value to thought in a structured and organized manner speaks to my personal aspirations.
I have already immensely benefited from my brief interaction with Mr. Mawere especially on the rule of law and constitutional questions.
I am inspired to learn, unlearn, and relearn as I seek to improve my own craft and perspectives on critical issues of our generation.”
Mr. Mawere, the Chairman of the 10000 POL initiative that is being powered by the C2C initiative said: “I have been following Dr. Mzelikahle’s interesting and thoughtful perspectives on complex legal and constitutional questions.
C2C is a platform to connect, equip and inspire positive change based on informed choices. Mawere explained.