Former late Vice President Aliu Mahama's son, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has visited the Palace of the Westminster House of Parliament, United Kingdom, as part of activities marking the Black History Month celebration in the UK.
The event was organized by, an International multi-award winning author, broadcast journalist & Poet; Tony Tokumbu Fernandez in partnership with MPs Alok Sharma and Hellen Grant.
Farouk Aliu Mahama, who hails from Northern Region of Ghana, was dressed in one of the most colourfully-made smocks exhibiting Ghana’s red, gold and green, he exalted the people of Yendi, Northern Region and Ghana at large.
Farouk Aliu Mahama, a business executive, who aspires to be a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Yendi Constituency delivered a speech as a guest speaker at the 6th edition of the celebration.
Alhaji Mahama, who is also a Director of the Aliu Mahama Foundation which was set up in honour of his late father, later left the UK for Massachusetts, to advance his course in Management and Emerging Leadership, at Harvard University.
The black history month
Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987.
It was organized through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who had served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council (GLC) and created a collaboration to get it underway.
It was first celebrated in London.
The annual event offers some selected African representatives from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds the platform to speak about their country’s achievements and accomplishments which are often not projected in the international media.
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