Dear members of Fako America,
I am glad to announce that the 21st convention of Fako America concluded last weekend in Tampa, Florida and it was a resounding success. Delegates flew into Tampa from all over the US and officially kicked off convention activities on Friday June 26 with a spectacular cultural show. In a rare event, children under the age of 16 had a slot to learn and construct complete sentences in the Bakweri vernacular amongst other activities. This was an interesting event to behold and we plan to keep doing more of these.
I want to heartily thank the FECA-FL for the wonderful reception and ceremony they gave us. This proves the point that if you have your sight set on uniting your people and promoting your culture, numbers can only be a minor setback. On behalf of all the delegates at the convention I want to also wholeheartedly thank Dr. Louise Jackai for heart-warming words of advice he gave the organization during his keynote address. He has also pledged his support to the new leadership of the organization to see it grow and flourish.
Moving forward, delegates elected a new executive and reorganized the composition of the board of directors to align it with the current and future objectives of the organization and also adhering to the 2008 resolutions taken in the California convention. On this note, I want to sincerely thank the outgoing president Prince Fike Monono, his executive, and the outgoing board chairman Mola Jimmy Jackai for their dedication and service to this organization. Both gentlemen have pledged to work with the incoming administration for a smooth transition.
Let me use this opportunity to introduce the executive team that would be serving you for the next two years:
President - Mola Esuka Endeley
Vice President - Mola Moka Jackai
Secretary General - Mola Ikome Ngeve
Financial Secretary - Iya Eposi Eselle
Treasurer - Mola Gabriel Mbome
Communications director - Mola John Forseh
Cultural director - Mola Molua Becke
Historian – vacant position
This is a great team and I am confident in them. I do ask that you all give them your unreserved support so we can together grow our Fako America family and bring faith back to the organization for those who have lost it. In the days and weeks ahead, I will be publishing our agenda for the next one year.
Long live Fako America