Khama named Pan African Heritage museum patron

Ian Khama
Ian Khama

Former President Ian Khama has been named as one of the patrons of the Pan African Heritage Museum. Khama was named among three new patrons by the Pan African Heritage World Museum Foundation ahead of the launch of its digital museum on May 5.

The former president was named alongside Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, and former UN Secretary General representative in West Africa and SAHEL Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas.

The trio join the Council of Patrons of the Museum which includes the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Nigeria, Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II, the Kabaka of Buganda in Uganda, Sir Dr Sam Jonah of Ghana and Dr Mamphela Ramphele of South Africa. Through his efforts, Khama is credited for revolutionalising the arts during his reign as president when he introduced the President’s Day Competitions. At some point, the competitions recorded over 14,000 participants under different arts disciplines.

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