Winners of Voice Magazine Achievers Awards unveiled
The winners of this year’s Voice Magazine Achievers Awards have been unveiled. The 14th edition of the Voice Magazine Achievers Awards will take place from 11th to 13th October 2013 in the Netherlands. (Photo: Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone)
The annual prestigious award ceremony recognizes the hard work of African men and women who have excelled in various fields.
The Voice Magazine Achievers Awards are organised by Pastor Elvis Iruh, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Voice Magazine.
This year’s event will feature Sierra Leone – the beautiful West African country that has shown resilience against all odds and working towards progress.
Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, will receive the highest honour for his achievements in placing Sierra Leone on the road to progress and his exemplary leadership style in Africa. He is this year’s ‘Icon of Democracy in Africa’ Award winner.
Other deserving awardees who will join President Koroma in this classy and tasteful event are five Executive Governors from Nigeria namely: Governor Dr. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State; Governor Dr. Jonah David Jang of Plateau State; Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State; Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state and Governor Barr. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State.
The late elder statesman, Chief Anthony Enahoro, has been listed for honour as well and an award will be dedicated to his name at the Voice Magazine Achievers Awards ceremony.
As part of this year’s event a business luncheon is being organized for the Dutch/African business community in the Netherlands and those who are already doing business in Sierra Leone to have an audience with President Koroma and Sierra Leonean authorities.
Those who wish to attend the award night and business luncheon should visit the organiser’s website at www.thevoicenewsmagazine.com and register online.
WINNERS OF THE VOICE MAGAZINE ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2013H.E. Mrs. Aanaa N. Enin – Ghana Ambassador to the Netherlands
Adebayo Omipidan – Regional Director of Vlisco group
Akinyi Weiniger von Korinda-Yimbo – African writer from Kenya based in Germany
Caroline Achieng’ Otieno – human rights activist for women and girl child advocacy
H.E. Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida – Nigeria High Commission to UK
Davidson Toussaint – Director of Haiti Tourism Inc
Chief Mrs Ekaette Unoma Akpabio – First Lady of Akwa Ibom state
Fatumo Farah – Himilo Relief and Development Association for Somalia (Hirda)
Dr. Felix Omobude – President of Pentecostal Churches of Nigeria (PFN)
Gesi Asamaowei – Managing Director of PELFACO Nigeria Limited
Gloria Tosin Sido – Nollywood Actress
Apostle Hayford Ikponmwosa Alike (OFR) – Founder of Hayford Alile Foundation (THAF)
Jeffrey Ekhator – Director at Club D’Afrique
Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, the Chairman – Delta State Board of Internal Revenue
Arch-Bishop Margret Benson Idahosa – Chancellor of Benson Idahosa University
Larry Bate Takang – Executive Director at Africa Press International
Chief Michael Bangura – Managing Director of Modac International, Sierra Leone Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State Miet Smet – President of the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA)
Rev Moses Alagbe – preacher/trainer at African school project (Nigeria) Dr. Mrs. N.N. Akanbi (OON) – the Dean of African Missions in the Netherlands
Dr. Mrs. N.N. Akanbi (OON) – the Dean of African Missions in the Netherlands
Nwanne Campo – Business/entertainment promoter in Spain
H.E. Odette Melono – Ambassador of Cameroon to the Netherlands
Chief Paulinus Akpeki – Hon. Commissioner for Housing in Delta State of Nigeria
Sarah Bomkapre Kamara – Multi-media Journalist from Sierra Leone
Hon. Sharon Gesthuizen – Dutch MP Akinyi Weiniger von Korinda-Yimbo – African writer from Kenya based in Germany
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