A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has been named as an Ambassador of the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative.
Reports say that Ezekwesili got the ambassador’s job when he was appointed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. She was selected along with two other Africans: Joyce Banda, the former president of Malawi and Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, Senior Associate for Africa and Regional Director of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI).
We understand that the mission of the trio and the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative is to stem food insecurity.
Grain from Ukraine is a humanitarian food program that was launched on November 26, 2022, on the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, by President Zelenskyy.
According to the Ukrainian authorities, the idea is to supply grain to the poorest countries in Africa. The program aims to provide at least five million people with grain by the end of spring 2023.