Several top class personalities in various fields of practice and organizations were honored for the exemplary roles and contributions towards the promotion and development of the Northern Region at this year’s Northern Excellence Awards.
The maiden edition of the awards scheme took place on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 at the plush Global Dream Hotel in Tamale.
The NExA was instituted by Celebrities Charity Development Foundation (CeChaDeF) to recognize the diverse contribution of some individuals and organizations operating in the Northern Region.
President Akufo-Addo won the Beacon of Peace and Development award whiles Former president John Dramani Mahama was honored as “Pride of The North”.
Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Hon Haruna Iddrisu was adjudged Outstanding MP of The Decade as the Most Promising Politician went to Farouk Alhaji Aliu Mahama, son of former Vice President and aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Yendi constituency.
The late Dema-Naa, Mohammed Hafiz Choggu and Dr Abdulai Choggu were accorded the Beacon of Peace and Hunanitarian Sevice Honors respectively.
Check Full List of Winners Below:
PRIDE OF THE NORTH –
H. E John Dramani Mahama
Beacon of Peace and Development – H. E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo
HUMANITARIAN WOMAN OF THE YEAR -H. E. Hajia Samira Bawumia
OUTSTANDING MP OF THE DECADE – Hon. Haruna Iddrisu
LONGEST SERVING MP – Hon. Alban S. Bagbin
OUTSTANDING REGIONAL MINISTER – Hon. Salifu Saeed.
OUTSTANDING DEPUTY MINISTER OF THE YEAR – Hon. Amin Adam
CEO OF THE YEAR – Hassan Tampili
FINANCIAL SECTOR STAR – Dr. Nashiru Issahaku
DISABILITY- RIGHTS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR – Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba
CLIMATE ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR – Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa
MOST PROMISING YOUNG MP – Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini
MOST PROMISING POLITICIAN – Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama
MUSIC STAR OF THE YEAR -.Samini
HUMANITARIAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR – Abdul Majeed Waris
BEACON OF PEACE – Mohammed Hafiz Abdullah (late) Dema Naa
PRIDE OF UPPER EAST WOMEN – Hon. Paulina
PRIDE OF NORTH EAST Women -Hajia Lariba Abudu
INVESTOR OF THE YEAR -Doliwura Dr. Abdul Malik Zakaria
HUMANITARIAN STAR – Mohammed Samba
HUMANITARIAN STAR – Ibrahim Abdul-Jalil
Special Recognition Awards
Dr. CHOGGU Abdulai David. For his indefatigable service to humanity.
Hon. Mariam Iddrisu-Sagnarigu MCE. Outstanding female Sagnarigu MCE
for her role in supporting women groups in in her community
Mr Yakubu Yussif
Programs Manager at the business Development Ministry for his role in supporting young entrepreneurs
Alhaji Kalmonia – Humanitarian Politician of the Year
Marie Stopes Ghana
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