UK Based Ugandan Activist Wins Khan Media Community Award
A Ugandan based in the United Kingdom, Richard Semitego, has scooped the Khan Media Community Award 2016, Red pepper can exclusively reveal. According to the award organizers, the accolade is meant to applaud him for his community work in London and around the globe. The award mainly focuses on individuals who help the less fortunate people in our community.
Ssemitego has been deeply involved in volunteering with the British Red Cross, feeding the homeless and many other community based activities across London.
Upon his decoration, Richard Said,”It takes courage for someone to stand and speak up for the voiceless. And, it takes courage for someone to give a hand up to the weak. You don’t need money to speak out for the voiceless or to inspire someone. Doing little things to help those in need of our support -can make a big difference in their lives.”
This award is given to one individual every year for his/her community engagements. It is organised by Khan Media Group who have been giving out similar awards since for the last six years.
“He is a committed, hardworking and a passionate individual, carrying the views of bringing change peace and harmony to prevail,” one of the organisers was overheard saying.
Apart from this, Richard has been playing a very active role in British politics, being a member of the present ruling Conservative party. He has been elected as the Chairman for Barking Conservative party Association for two consecutive years.
Semitego is also a member of Conservative Way Forward Organising Committee; he strongly believes that working at the grass root level is the only way of taking the country to progress and success.
Molly Samuel, who is an MBE, active member of Conservative party and Executive member of Conservative Way Forward said, ‘Richard is a loyal, committed, cares about people in the community, helps them to achieve their full potential and gives 100% in whatever he does. You can rely and depend on Richard.’
He is presently one of the Directors at Africa house where they promote business relations between African countries and the United Kingdom. He is also an executive member of the Conservative Way forward committee (CWF), set up by Margaret Thatcher. He strongly believes in equal opportunity for women in all fields but in particular Politics. He has been working on promoting conservative party amongst women and younger generation.
Tamkeen Shaikh, a freelance journalist and a writer said, ‘Richard can and will go that extra mile for the less fortunate in our society. He will stand up for the wrong and do right. An aspiring individual who not only aims high but also achieves his aspirations, a person who cares for the less fortunate of the society.’
He has strong views on the atrocities carried out on the people of Uganda by the present government and is raising his voice at all levels. He is a very passionate and committed person to bring a change back home and make a difference in Britain.
The Award ceremony was held at Micro Business Park, 46 – 50 Greatorex Street, London. E1 5NP UK.