The first ever Mayor’s Excellence Awards (MEA) was launched in Tamale by the Mayor of Tamale Metropolis, Iddrisu Musah Superior on Monday, 5th March, 2018.
At the launch of the awards scheme, a 10-member committee was constituted and this included Halik Musah, the drive time host of Zaa Radio and Mohammed Hafiz, Deima Naa. Others in the planning committee included the metropolitan coordinator, Sarfo Kantanka, Tamara Sulaimana, Abdul Samed Muktur, Hajia Rabi Salifu, Issah Musah, Alhaji Abu Takora and Baba Ahmed Rahaman.
The MEA is an initiative of Tamale metro to give recognition to individuals, cooperate institutions and organisations who have distinguished themselves in impacting on the lives of individuals and groups in the community in order to show appreciation for the good works done by them.
Categories up for grasp in the maiden edition of the MEA are Education, Water and Sanitation, Health, Research, Sports, Media, Science, Social and Economic Empowerment, Arts and Culture, Philanthropist, among others.
Persons interested can pick a nomination form, from the Tamale Metro Assembly, the Tamale Central sub metro at Lamakara, Tamale South sub metro at Bavim, Radio Justice, Zaa Radio, North Star Radio and Suhipeili Radio.
Nominations will close on 14th May, 2018 and the main ceremony is scheduled to take place in June, 2018.
A Report by Zakaria Rahama