Barely a month after being honoured during the Sixth Edition of African Young Achievers of the Year Award 2016, by the African Achievers Awards (AAA) Committee in Nigeria, the National Assembly member for Nianija has bagged another international award.
This time, Hon. Habsana Jallow was among 100 young African youths who are expected to receive their accolade entitled: “2016 100 Most Influential Young Africa Youth Award”.
A press release signed by Prince Akpah, President of the organisation, reiterated the need for the continent to be inspired by its own success stories. The initiative, it stated, will provide a great reference of motivation for most young people to take a step in creating a great future for themselves and Africa.
According to Akpah, the list has representation from 27 African countries and has gender equity of 62 men and 38 women with the youngest being 14, considering the age limit of 40.
“The Africa Youth Awards which is the continent’s biggest honour for young achievers with annual participation from over 140 countries has announced its inaugural list of “100 Most Influential Young Africans” in which Gambian lawmaker was lucky to be part of those young achievers,” he stated.
He said selecting 10 of the most influential across 10 distinct categories, the number 100 represents the force of young people who are creating change and making sure it translates into making the lives of other people better.
The list, he went on was compiled in consultation with a jury made up of young Africans based across the globe and after weeks of public nomination represents hope for the continent and exhibits the potentials Africa has to become a global phenomenon.
He indicated that their partners for the ranking included Avance Media, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, Global Skills Exchange, Project Know Thy Self International, ACME Consult, Afro Lynk, with the support of various media organisations across the continent.
He described Africa Youth Awards as the Africa’s most prestigious award scheme with the prime aim of appreciating the works of young Africans in Africa and the Diaspora.
Asked about her reaction to the award, Hon. Habsana Jallow said ‘if she receives the award’ she will dedicated it to her family members both at home and abroad.
by Lamin B. Darboe