Kenewendo to address African Achievers Awards

SHARE   |   Thursday, 19 July 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
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The African Achievers Awards has consistently honoured great African Achievers from African Leaders, Young Achievers, Community Builders to Captains of Industries across the continent. The Awards ceremony has fast become established as one of the biggest gatherings of influential and global African Achievers on the continent, the occasion is very grand and elegant. Now in its 8th Edition, this year’s ceremony holds at the United Kingdom House of Parliament and would be hosted by Rt Hon Diane Abbott (Current Shadow Home Secretary, United Kingdom), chaired by Susan Fajana Thomas -former Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney & Chairperson of the African Achievers Awards Board. According to Rex Idaminabo (the principal partner of the African Achievers Awards), the 8th edition will focus on girls’ right to Education; a case for Africa. Despite progress in Education, there are many reasons that prevent girls from going to school. Poverty, pregnancy, school-based violence, child marriage, and discriminatory gender norms are some of the major obstacles to girls’ education worldwide. Some outstanding Africans to be awarded at the ceremony include: Her Excellency Jewel Taylor – vice president of Liberia, Mo Abudu – founder, Ebony LifeTV, Bogolo Kenewendo – Botswana, minister of Trade and Investment, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh – IBM Ghana Country Manager, Kate Quartey-Papafio – CEO of Reroy Group, Jennifer Obaseki, Mrs. Elsie Appau, Ibrahim Mahama – CEO of Engineers & Planners, Mrs. Gifty Lamptey, Rev Corneleius Max-Williams among others. Speakers will include the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, International communication expert and award-winning Author, Mrs Titi Horsfall, IBM Ghana CEO, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh and other notable speakers. The high point of the Ceremony is the Achievers Honours; this will be presented to Africans making a difference across the Globe.[]    

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