This month, Duke is reviewing two black giants, doing excellently in the political and tourism sector of their nations, proving to us that it is normal to be exceptional.
Honourable Olajide Akintunde: Member Oyo State House of Assembly
Hon. Olajide Emmanuel Akintunde, also known as AKT, is a two-term member who represents the Lagelu State Constituency in Oyo State House of Assembly. Hon. Akintunde serves as both the chairman of the house committee on employment, labour, productivity, and pension as well as the committee on local and chieftaincy issues.
Hon. Akintunde personally oversaw the passage into law by the state House of Assembly of a bill that improves the efficacy and coordination of the activities of the Oyo State market leader’s council because of his love and passion for market men and women. An event that was regarded as a “first of its kind.”
He is considered as a conscientious individual who gets along well with his constituents. This is demonstrated in his timely support for Olorunda – Alaba Market, Ward 3, Lagelu constituency, where he built a modern public toilet. He also orchestrated the rehabilitation and restoration of Electricity at Elenu-Osun/Ajiboro and Oyedeji communities. Hon. Akintunde renovated classrooms of Offa Adedokun Community High School and also donated chairs and desks to schools in Lagelu constituency, among others.
Hon. Akintunde is mostly found at events geared towards the growth of his dear state and gatherings targeted at personal growth and development which he in turn injects into his leadership skills.
Frank Gisha: DG, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism
Frank Gisha is an expert in business management and development. He is also quite knowledgeable about managing nonprofit organisations, corporate social responsibility, managing events, and international relations, among other things.
In November 2019, he was appointed as the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism’s (East Africa Tourism’s) director general. In this role, Gisha, among other things, offers the board of directors with strategic investment advisory support and establishes a vision for success for two Secretariat offices, the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) and the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCoT).
Prior to this, Gisha had worked in several intelligent capacities. From May 2017 to October 2019, he worked as the business development manager at the Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB). Gisha worked as a grants officer for the USAID/Rwanda Family Health Project at Chemonics International between September 2012 and March 2014. Between April 2011 and September 2012, he served as the national project manager for UNDO (UNV) Rwanda.
In 2017, Gisha earned a master’s degree in managerial economics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.