Former Gambian  Vice President  nominated  for African  Achievers Award

Nov 30, 2021, 1:00 PM

Former vice president of The Gambia, Her Excellency Aja Fatoumata Jallow has been nominated as a distinguished recipient of the 11th Edition of the African Achievers Award, under the ‘‘African Woman of the Year Category.’’


The move is in recognition of her sterling achievements in women’s empowerment, politics and international diplomacy. 

The African Achievers Awards 11th Anniversary will take place at the Kensington Palace, England on 9th and 10th December, 2021.

In a correspondence addressed to her and seen by The POINT reads; “I bring you warm greetings from the Advisory Board of the African Achievers Awards. I write to proudly inform you of your nomination as a distinguished recipient of the 11th Edition of the African Achievers Award, under the ‘‘African Woman of the Year Category’’, in recognition of your sterling achievements in woman empowerment, politics and international diplomacy.

“I also wish to invite you as a Special Guest of Honour at the 2021 African Achievers Awards Reception scheduled to hold at the Kensington Palace, England, on the 9th and 10th December, 2021; (International summit and Award reception respectively) where you will be formally presented with your most distinguished honour.”

The African Achievers Awards is one of Africa’s most prestigious awarding bodies which honours great African Achievers- including African Leaders, Young Achievers, Community Builders to Captains of Industries- whose works have had a meaningful impact on building the Africa of our dream. The Theme for this year’s ceremony is; ‘‘Initiating Diaspora Investment for a diversified African Economy’’.

The Awards ceremony over the years has become established as one of the biggest gatherings of influential and global African Achievers on the continent. Our Award ceremony has been rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the most prestigious award Ceremonies on the African continent.

Below are some of the notable individuals and organizations who have been honoured at our prestigious Awards Ceremony: 

Arch. Bishop Desmond Tutu

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (Former African Union Chairperson)

H.E. Jakaya Kikwete (former President of the Republic of Tanzania). 

Dr Josephine Ojiambo (Deputy Secretary-General of Commonwealth)

 Dr. Margaret Blick Kigozi. (University chancellor and sports woman.  Currently, she works as a consultant at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority).

 Late. Rilwan Lukeman (Former OPEC Secretary General) 

Divine Ndikhuluka ( Former Chairperson Zimbabwe Chambers of Commerce)

 Mr. Walter Nzembe (former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry/ former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Zimbabwe).

 Late Prof. Attah Mills (former President of Ghana)

 Mr Thapelo Olopeng (Minister for Sports and Culture Botswana)

 Paricia Lamor (Co- Founder of the Black History Month)

 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 SABC South Africa Aare Afe Babalola SAN (Founder Afe Babalola University) Kofi Annan Foundation H.E. Wycliffe A. Oparanya ( Executive Governor of Kakamega, Kenya) The African Development Bank (AFDB) etc.

“Your Excellency, I would be most obliged if you are able to join us and contribute to this year’s great event.” the letter reads.

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