In keeping with her promise made to the African diaspora in Prince Georges County, the richest black county in the United States of America and arguable the world; with an annual budget close to $5 billion dollars; population close to a million people and median household income of $110,133.
The County Executive of Prince Georges County, Angela Alsobrooks, who’s the first woman ever elected to that position and a Barrier Breaker as she is fondly called by the Chairman of the African Diaspora Advisory Board, Mr. C. Vincent Iweanoge.
Madam Alsobrooks speaking further during the occasion 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.
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.”
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