First “Mayors Excellence Awards” ceremony held in Tamale.

Tamale over the weekend opened a new chapter for the rest the country in an awards that recognized and appreciated the contribution of individuals, organizations and corporate institutions that have in divers ways impacted the lives of individuals and the development of the Tamale Metropolitan area.

It is said that “a nation that does not honour it heroes is not worth dying for”. Individuals of the Metropolis were honoured in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation, research, Media, sports, science, art and culture, social and economic empowerment among others.

The Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musa Superior in a welcome address touted the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly as pacesetters in leadership in innovative ways of boosting development of the area. He thanked all and sundry for making the awards ceremony a success and memorable.

In a speech read on his behalf, the vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahmoud Bawumia thanked the award winners for their selfless service to the Metropolis. Dr. Bawumia also commended the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for the historic initiative of the awards scheme, hoping it would inspire more people to bring their expertise to bare for accelerated development of the Metropolis and Ghana at large.

The Minister for Bussiness Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal who was the guest honour disclosed that government will soon intensify the infrastructural development of the nation in the areas of port and railway development.
Mr. Mohammed Awal further disclosed that his ministry from July 2018, would begin to support young persons with finances to invest in their bussinesses and also support five hundred persons with disabilities to grow their businesses. He thanked the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for honouring the President his Vice for their selfless leadership.

Over 50 individuals recieved various awards in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation, research, Media, sports, science, art and culture, social and economic empowerment.

In the health category, Dr. Afoko of the Neurology Department and Dr. Abass both at the Tamale Teaching Hospital were awarded for their outstanding and selfless leadership in saving lives of mother Ghana.

Source: Abubakar Abdul Kadir/northstarfmonline.com

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