In keeping with a promise made to the African diaspora in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, has inaugurated an eight person African Diaspora Advisory Board
Prince George County is one of the richest black counties in the United States of America with an annual budget close to $5 billion and a population close to a million people and median household income of $110,133.
Speaking during the inauguration, Angela Alsobrooks, who is the first woman elected to that position, recalled how she met the Chairman and her friends Dr. Jude and Joy Davis in 2015 and promised to establish this board once in office.
During this colorful ceremony, Mr. Elvis Dennah from Liberia, who is the first-ever African Diaspora Liaison officer recognized the effort the administration has made in the area of inclusion and appointing African immigrants in office.
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The Chairman speaking during the event disclosed that Africans in the county own between 33-40% of the small businesses in the county, noting, “Their contributions to the county are in the areas of business, healthcare and education. The county executive has kept her promise; it is now time for the board to be the ambassadors of both the county and the community. #PrinceGeorgesProud
Members of this board are all residents of the county and from different parts of Africa, according to a dispatch from the United States, initial members who were at the event included Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge (Nigeria) Chairman, Dr. Anu Esuola (Nigeria) Vice- Chairman, Koby Sarconi (Ghana) member, Dr. Joy Davis (Nigeria) member, Kevin Nyona (Kenya) member, Sylvia Dasi (Cameroon) member, Dr. Angela Essamuah (Uganda) member, Victor Ogbonna (Nigeria).
Madam Alsobrooks told the attendees at the event, “They are already working hard to keep us informed of important issues in our African Diaspora community, as well as advising our office on a number of areas.”
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