Former Botswana president Ian Khama has been appointed patron of the Pan African Heritage Museum, a Ghana-based facility showcasing the continent’s heritage.
"I am honoured to be part of the Pan African Heritage Museum as its Patron, which is a museum dedicated to sharing the true history of Africa and its people,” Khama announced in a Facebook post on Monday.
He revealed that the organisation would on Thursday launch Africa's “first digital museum showcasing the greatness of Africa's heritage.
"The event coincides with the UNESCO-declared African World Heritage Day, which is an opportunity for people of the world, and particularly Africans, to celebrate the continent's unique cultural and natural heritage,” the former Botswana leader said.
The launch event, which would be held in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, would be beamed worldwide from the Ghanaian capital Accra.
The Pan African Heritage Museum was founded by Kojo Yankah who is a Ghanaian journalist, writer, cultural activist, communication specialist and scholar.