First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Founder of the Lordina Foundation, Her Excellency Dr. Mrs Lordina Dramani Mahama together with the CEO of Jospong Group (Zoomlion), Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong and Ambassador Sylvia Tettey Tamakloe are Ghanaians among other revered Africans to be awarded at the 6th African Achievers Awards to be held tonight in Abuja at the International Conference Centre.
Mrs. Lordina Mahama who is also the President of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) will be receiving the Award for Women Empowerment in regards to her charity works geared towards empowering and giving hopes to vulnerable women across Africa.
The founder of Zoomlion and The Jospong Group, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong whose businesses span across various sectors backed with reputable innovation and a hardworking team, will also pick the Business Innovation Award of the year.
Recognized as the most prestigious honour for industrious African Visionaries and hosted for the past six years, Presidents, African Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Entrepreneurs are noted to be among high dignitaries who will be honouring the invitation to receive awards for the unprecedented contributions and legacies they have laid down for generations.
Other nominees include: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, African Development Bank, Sinach, John Momoh (Chairman, Channels TV), Johnson Arthur Sakaja (National Chairman of Ruling Party in Kenya), Mosima Gabriel (Former Minister, SA), Miss Angelle Kwemo (CEO, Rimsom Strategies), Nakedi Mathews Phosa (Politician, SA), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Hon Thapelo Olopeng (Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, Botswana).
The awards, which has been hosted in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom, have been received by other admired Africans such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late former President of Ghana, John Evans Atta-Mills, John Fashanu, Platinumz Diamond, Dr Charles Dimnwaobi, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma etc.
Themed: “Securing a Stable Energy Future for Africa”, the event will be televised live on Channels TV, AIT, Planet TV and other media platforms and will witness a Panel Discussion to be moderated by Richard Mofe Damijo, Nigerian actor and politician and Solange Yijika, most celebrated Actress in Central Africa and the face of Cameroon International Film Festival.
The African Achievers Awards Ceremony is aimed at recognising excellent individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves while contributing to the growth and development of Africa.
The focus is to motivate all African leaders, including prospective leaders and the youth by recognising individuals and organizations that have contributed remarkably to the development of Africa.