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MASLOC Deputy CEO Abibata adjudged 44th Most Influential Personality in Northern Ghana


Date: Thursday August 15, 2019, 11:05 pm


By: WatchGhana.Com


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Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah, Deputy CEO of MASLOC

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah has been adjudged the 44th Most Influential Personality in the whole of the five regions of the North namely: the Upper West, Upper East, Savannah, North East and Northern Regions.

She was nominated among 199 carefully selected Most Influential Personalities in the north to compete for the Top 100 Most Influential Personalities (Top 100 MIP) honours. The Top 100 MIP was powered by Rudder Communications and Savannah News.

The initial 199 list captured high profile personalities like the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, former President, John Dramani Mahama, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu, Justice William Atuguba, Ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, former captain of Black Stars Abede Ayew Pele, Local Government and Rural Development Minister Hajia Alima Mahama, Black Stars captain Andre Dede Ayew and Jordan Ayew among others.

Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah who is also an aspiring parliamentary candidate for the NPP in the Yendi Constituency was nominated in consequence of her immeasurable impact on the lives of many deprived women, men and the youth in the Yendi Municipality, Northern Region. Her contribution towards the development of Ghana as Deputy CEO of MASLOC was also considered.

She is also a banker, entrepreneur, gender activist, business development expert, politician and 2017 Global Female Leadership Impact Award winner.

The public voting, according to Executive Director of RudCom, Joseph Ziem, was phase one of the implementation of “The 100 Most Influential Personalities From Northern Ghana” (The 100 MIPs) project.

He said the 100 MIPs is a human capital development project that seeks to encourage young people to read the biographies and autobiographies of successful and influential people so as to boost their level of confidence to enable them achieve their goals in life.

The annual project is intended to benefit children in basic and senior high schools as well as those at the tertiary level in the Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and the Savannah Regions of Ghana.

Mr. Ziem, the objective of the project is “to use the success stories of successful and influential citizens from Northern Ghana to inspire school children and other young people to dream big. It also seeks to whip up interest in reading amongst children at the basic and senior high school levels so as to enhance their level of literacy.

The next phase of the project, which begins very soon, is to write the citations and biographies of all the 100 personalities. “We are now going to contact each of the 100 individuals and request for their curriculum vitaes to enable us develop their citations.

“We will also write their biographies and publish them in what we call ‘The 100 MIPs magazine’ which each of them are expected to buy enough copies for schools and public libraries in the communities or districts they come from”, Mr. Ziem said.

On what outcome his organisations expect to see after the implementation of the project, he said he hoped to see a boost in the literacy level amongst young people vis-à-vis their proficiency in reading, comprehension and ability to write and speak effectively.

Meanwhile, 199 individuals from different professional and career backgrounds were nominated in ten different categories for the public voting. Out of the 199 nominees, 121 nominees (22 females and 99 males) got votes at the close of voting. 100 out of the 121 people got adequate votes in order to make it to the list of “The 100 MIPs”.

Source: WatchGhana.Com

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