Sukura Concepts launches 1st edition of Ghana Muslims Achievers Awards, nominees announced
The maiden edition of the 1st Ghana Muslims Achievers Awards (GMAA), organized by Sukura Concepts has been launched inside Nima on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
According to the organizers, the main aim of the awards scheme is to recognize and reward people from Zongos who are contributing to national development.
Adding that the Ghana Muslims Achievers Awards (GMAA) seeks to correct the wrong perception of the public about the Zongo communities and as well celebrate hard working individuals, known to have grown or still in the Zongo communities.
Another objective of the awards is to inspire and motivate younger generation to emulate such contributions for national growth and finally, to promote and deepen national integration, cohesion and support for Muslim causes.
The Ghana Muslims Awards are in two (2) categories – Lifetime Achievement Awards has 5 categories and the General Awards has 11 categories.
However, the lifetime awards are non-voting and nominees are carefully selected by the event organizers and an award Board to celebrate iconic personalities and entities for outstanding contribution to national life.
The general awards are public voting-based awards and are open to Ghanaian Muslims who are nominated.
Sukura Concepts is known for promoting socio-economic development, empowerment of society through the powerful tool of film and theater productions.
Below is the full list of the nominees and Nominations for the GMAA.
The voting short code is 1446.
NONE VOTING CATEGORY
1. Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual Honoree);
Malam Maikano (Jaloo)
Sheikh Naasir (nyaakrom)
Sheikh Umar Karki
2. Lifetime Achievement Award (Corporate/Entrepreneur)
Alhaji Adamu Global
Dr. Alhaji Gibrine Adam
Sheikh Amin Bonsu
Yussif Darrel Salem
3.Lifetime Achievement Award (Education)
Islamic University College of Ghana (IUCG)
Ambariya Islamic School
TI Ahmadiyya School
Azhariah Islamic school
4. Lifetime Achievement Awards (Sports and Entertainment)
Abdul Razaq Golden boy
5. Lifetime Achievement Awards (Civil Servant/Public Servant)
Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu
Hajia Laami Futa
Rear Admiral Tahiru
Mohammed Alhassan (IGP)
6. Lifetime Achievement Awards (Zongo Chief)
Chief Abdul Kaadir Tahiru
Chief Alhaji Umar Baba Issah
Chief Yussif Hussein Fanyinamah
Chief Kabiru Abdul Kadir English
7.Business of the Year (non-Muslim owned business yet having undertaken numerous CSR support for Muslim causes
8.Sports Personality of the Year
9.Creative Arts Personality of the Year (Music, Movie)
Abdul Salam Mumuni (Venus Films)
Hawa Mei Zango
Ahmed Banda (Bandex)
10.Media Personality of the Year
Abdul Hayi Moomen (GTV)
Alhasan Bagya, (TV3)
Rashida Nasamo (ETV)
Hawa Suleiman Issah (TV Africa)
Umar Sanda (City fm)
11.Muslim Programme of the Year
Yaala Yaala (ATV)
Mushakata (Alpha Radio)
Abare Ya Houce-Sarawta (Marhaba FM)
Fadin Gaskia (Zuria FM)
12.Muslim NGO of the year
Ghana Muslim Academy
Islamic Council for development and Humanitarian Services (ICHODEHS)
Federation of Muslim Women Association of Ghana (FOMWAG)
13.Political Personality of the Year
Dr. Mahmud Bawumia,
Hon. Haruna Iddriss
Hon. Mahama Ayariga
Hon. KT Hammond
14.Social Activist of the Year
Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako
Alhaji Halidu Zuria FM,
15.Female Personality of the Year
Hajia Yasmin Appiedu
Dr Rabiatu Ammah
Hajia Katumi Mahama
16.Muslim of the year
Sheikh Bashiru Yandu
Sheikh Mallam Duudu
Sheikh Bayan Mallam Basshar
Abul Faidi Khaleefah Jaloo
Editor’s Note: Sent in by Nana Yaw Wiredu/Nanayaw18.com