Oku Fon raises concerns over title abuse and misuseEthiopian Hosts Iftar Dinner Program for Muslim Community, Diplomatic RepresentativesKisii Boys And Kisumu Girls Clinch Nyanza Secondary Games Rugby Trophy

By Charity Nginyu

In a recent statement issued by His Royal Majesty Fon Ngum IV, concerns over the abuse and misuse of traditional titles have been raised within the Oku community.

Addressing the public via his official Facebook handle, the Fon expressed grave concern over the sudden surge of individuals proclaiming themselves as title holders without proper authorization.

‘It has come to notice that several persons have suddenly proclaimed themselves as title holders ranging from appellations such as Shey, Ebchuo Shey, Yaah, Ebchuofai, Bantock, Tantoh just to name a few of such abusive use of titles,’ the Fon stated.

Highlighting the significance of traditional titles within Oku society, the Fon emphasized that titles are bestowed singularly by the Kwifon and the Fon of Oku, and no individual has the authority to self-proclaim or upgrade existing titles.

Furthermore, the Fon highlighted the importance of upholding noble character and behavior among title holders, stating, ‘Title holders are supposed to
be noble in their characters and actions, including behavior. This is what sets the premise for norms and standards within the context of the Oku Society and this must be respected.’

In light of these concerns, His Royal Majesty Fon Ngum IV issued the following directives:

The practice of self-proclamation of titles should cease immediately; All current traditional title holders should adhere to the original title nomenclature as proclaimed by the Kwifon or the Fon and display exemplary lifestyles to sustain the dignity of Oku culture and tradition.

The Traditional Institutions will take drastic measures should the abuse, misuse, and self-proclamation of titles continue to trend.

The Fon concluded by reaffirming the importance of wisdom and stewardship among titleholders, stating, ‘They are supposed to listen more and speak less. This is the foundation of wisdom and our customs put a lot of emphasis on this.’

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian Airlines Group hosted an Iftar Dinner program for Muslim community and diplomatic representatives tonight in the capital Addis Ababa.

Iftar, held at the Skylight Hotel, brought together dignitaries from various embassies, diplomatic missions and the Muslim community residing in the capital as well as prominent figures of the Muslim community and government officials.

Accordingly, the Iftar program was attended by Ethiopian Airlines Group leadership, including CEO Mesfin Tasew, Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council President Haji Ibrahim Tofa, government officials and diplomats.

The Iftar Dinner program hosted by Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operating carrier in Africa to express its appreciation for the Muslim faithful and commitment to fostering interfaith cooperation, it was learned.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Kisii Boys and Kisumu Girls High School were crowned rugby champions after silencing their rivals in the Nyanza Secondary Schools Games.

Kisii peeled off St Mary’s High Schools 8-5 to win the coveted Nyanza Secondary Games Rugby trophy.

With brain, brawn and versatility Kisii peeled off St Mary’s High School 8-5 after producing a scintillating display to wade off a tough challenge from their opponents in a tie played at the Kisumu Boys High School.

Despite the dusty and sweaty weather in the lakeside region, Kisii Captain Morgan Ochiel attributed their win to prayers, hard work and discipline.

‘We got a lot of morale when we defeated Maseno High School in the semis and we have set our eyes on bagging the National Rugby trophy,’ Ochiel said in a post-match interview with KNA Sports.

In the third-place play-off, Nyabondo Boys High School overcame Maseno High School 19-5.

In the girl’s tie, Kisumu Girls humbled Koru Girls to set a date with other regional winners in a tournament to be held in Machakos.

ource: Kenya News Agency