Once again Afrikan Traditional Chiefs in Trinidad and Tobago in this U.N. declared International Year for People of African Descent continue to strive to bring into fruition a body of Chiefs that will act in the best interest of the African community in Ile – Iere , Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
The Council has been formed some time now but has been engaging the issues of legal standing, registration and placing itself appropriately for legal recognition and status. The Council hopes that once it has byepassed these teething issues to address itself to the many relevant and pertinent issues at hand in Trinidad & Tobago society and world wide.
Today , the Council met at it’s Headquarters , Simeon Road, Petit Valley to discuss and resolve several issues among which were an invitation to the Council to attend the XXXI Fiesta del Caribe to be held in Santiago de Cuba, and the family regrouping of Africans in Ghana related to PanaFest.
The Council have resolved to be present at the two events and through this medium and several others would attempt to keep our African public aware of the events and how our country intends to be represented.
From the knowledge of the Council that government and people of Republic Trinidad & Tobago have been invited to support African activists, groups , performers , NGO’s to attend the family regrouping in Ghana. The Council noted that the People’s Partnership government seems to be interested in developing South / South Trade.economic , cultural and technical relations and hopes that in the context of U.N. declared International Year for People of African Descent that realistic support to groups and organizations willing to pursue strengthening of relations with the African continent will be forthcoming. In recent times Republic Trinidad & Tobago have been developing relationships with Ghana with particular reference to the Oil, Energy and Gas sector.
The Council of Afrikan Traditional Chiefs is hoping to have discussion with relevant Authorities in Republic Trinidad and Tobago to ensure fair and broad based representation of African organizations from Republic Trinidad & Tobago at that International gathering.
KhafraKambon , Chair of the Emancipation Support Committe has been representing Africans of this country at the A.U. and it is the hope of the Council of African Traditional Chiefs THAT THERE WILL BE MORE FREQUENT MEETINGS BETWEEN THOSE WHO REPRESENT THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY THEY REPRESENT.
The Council hopes to become more interactive with our public via this and other media in the months ahead.
The Council would appreciate the comments, genuine advice and support in making their work effective,meaningful and productive.
Your comments are welcome