Sunday, 22 May 2011
TITO JACKSON IS AN HONORARY KENYAN
Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga appointed Tito Jackson the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya for the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (J.O.O.F.) and Honorary Citizen of Kenya. Tito’s role will be to create and develop projects and events to bring global awareness to the organization and its initiative in Kenya.
The appointment was made on April 16, 2011, as a national spokesman for J.O.O.F. he will work in collaboration with Kenyan Ambassador Dr. Wenwa Akinyi Oranga along with the J.O.O.F. Board of Directors. The new U.S. office of J.O.O.F. is based in Los Angeles, CA, the same location of the consulate where Ambassador Dr. Wenwa operates.
One of many projects already in development is an annual concert event that will serve as a fundraiser for health initiatives and the children of Kenya, where he and his band will perform.
"I am incredibly honored and humbled to be named J.O.O.F. Ambassador and Honorary Citizen of Kenya by Prime Minister Odinga," says Tito Jackson. "I look forward to tackling the important issues of health and education in this east African country. Kenya is battling a number of life-threatening diseases including HIV/AIDS, which has always been an important cause for my family and me. Through a combination of education and resources these health issues can be prevented. There is a lot of work to be done and I can't think of a better organization than J.O.O.F. to spearhead the effort, so I am extremely proud and grateful to be a part of this lifesaving foundation."
The Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (J.O.O.F.) is a non-profit organization that conceives, develops and facilitates philanthropic and welfare programs for the disadvantaged in Kenyan society.
"We are absolutely delighted to honor Tito with this prestigious ambassadorship,"says J.O.O.F. Board of Trustees member and TV television personality April Sutton. "We couldn't think of a better individual to represent global unity and global awareness for the children of Kenya, and we look forward to what he will be able to contribute to J.O.O.F. as a world-class entertainer, humanitarian and now an official ambassador."