Chief Imoro Baba Issah endorses Nima Excellence Award #NEA2016


Chief of the Wangara Community in Nima and PRO Council of Muslim Zongo Chiefs, Chief Imoro Baba Issah has endorsed Nima Excellence Awards (Community development awards scheme).

The chief made the endorsement at his Mamobi residence when the Nima Excellence Awards team visited to inform him about the awards scheme. The chief who has accepted to be the chairman of the Advisory board of the Awards encourage the citizens of the community to supports the initiative since it is a novelty.

He added “I believe awards like this, will tell the good story of the community and I, Chief Imoro Baba Issah therefore pledge my support for this humble initiative.

The official launch was held on Marhaba 99.3 FM an Accra Based hausa speaking radio firm located at Kokomelemele on its breakfast show on September 21, 2016. The event which saw the event organizers, chiefs, and stakeholders of the community at the studio of the Marhaba FM to announce the awards launch.

NEA is designed to celebrate the hard working people and organizations in Nima, Accra New-Town, Maamobi, Pig Farm, Kotobabi, Kanda and Ruga. The organizers believe New Town, Maamobi, Pig Farm, Kanda and Ruga are direct offspring of Nima hence their inclusion in the catchment area.

Nima, a suburb of Accra and is a cosmopolitan, multi ethnic, multi religious and multi-cultural society where you can find almost every ethnic group in Ghana and ECOWAS countries. Geographically, It borders prime areas and institutions like Roman Ridge, Cantonments, Ring Road Central, Tesano, The 37 Military Hospital, Flagstaff House, GBC, TV3, Starr Fm, etc, just to mention a few. It’s a business center with an ECOWAS Market popularly known as Mahmudu Market. Banks are fighting for spaces to open branches on the popular Nima Highway Street.

Large number of migrant workers from rural Ghana and neighboring countries find their ways into Nima and make it their home. Nima is a prime example where people from different tribes and nationalities can actually co-exist in peace. Unofficially, Nima is referred as the capital town of Accra and the headquarters of Zongos in Ghana.

Nima is a brand on itself and Quantum Communications deems it expedient and appropriate to re-echo the performances by the people within the said area. This award, therefore, is to recognize the most outstanding personalities and organizations with exemplary achievements. It is also to motivate the future generation in the community that they can reach higher regardless of their location or situation.

The awards cut across all the sectors: From Academia, Business, Politics, Sports, Media, Arts and Entertainments, Religion and Tradition to Social Work. These communities continue to contribute its quota to Ghana and the world at large. Over the years there are personalities who have done well and still doing excellent in their chosen career hence the formation of Nima Excellence Award (NEA).

The awards are non-voting and nominees are carefully selected by The Award Board in consultation with Advisory Board and the Event Organizer in celebrating personalities and organizations for outstanding contribution to the area.  The category is open to either male or female personalities.

For further information you can call or email the project coordinator (Ibrahim Al-hassan) 0242624338

Written by: Ramatu Tahiru

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