First Lady Lordina Mahama wins women empowerment award

Ghana’s First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama has been adjudged the winner of the Women Empowerment Award by the Abuja- based Organisation African Achievers Award.

Mrs. Mahama was praised for achieving commendable milestones in her work to improve the lot of women in the field of socio- economic development, enterprise and motivation of others.

The awards ceremony, which was well attended by leading figures and awardees from most parts of Africa, including government officials and diplomats, is the sixth in the series, having been previously held in Kenya, South Africa and Ghana.

Other award winners included the African Development Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading figures from Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Somalia and the ANC of South Africa, including Mathew Rama Phosa who worked closely with Nelson Mandela.

Mr. Phosa received the lifetime Achievers Award.

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