Tamale, Ghana – The inaugural Northern Woman Change Makers Awards recognized 19 exceptional women, including Ms. Amida Iddrisu, a 26-year-old individual with physical challenges, who have made significant positive contributions in Northern Ghana.
Ms. Amida Iddrisu received the award at the event held in Tamale, which celebrated the achievements and impact of women in the region.
The distinguished honorees included prominent figures such as Pognaba Kubura Abdul-Kadire Seidu, Queen Mother of Soo Traditional Area in the North East Region; Kansawuriche Veronica, Queen Mother of Bole Traditional Area in the Savannah Region; and other remarkable women.
The awards ceremony, organized by Dinbian Media Consult, a media organization advocating and empowering women, children, and vulnerable groups in Northern, North East, Upper West, Upper East, and Savannah Regions, aimed to provide well-deserved recognition to Northern Ghanaian women who have historically been underrepresented.
Madam Dinbian Joyce Ali Najouk, CEO of Dinbian Media Consult, emphasized that women in Northern Ghana have made significant contributions to the region's socio-economic development, yet they have not received the recognition they deserve.
The awards were designed to correct this imbalance, encouraging and supporting women to play an active role alongside their male counterparts in addressing poverty, deprivation, and violence in the region.
Mrs. Vera Jawol Magan, Director of YEFL-Ghana, a youth advocacy organization, delivered a keynote address during the event. She urged women in Northern Ghana to seize the available opportunities and rise above their challenges.
Magan emphasized the immense potential of Northern women to lead development initiatives in their communities, highlighting the importance of courage and resilience.
Dr. Naazia Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer at the University for Development Studies, praised Dinbian Media Consult for establishing the awards program. She noted that it would uncover the hidden capabilities of women in the northern sector, contributing to regional development.
The honorees expressed their gratitude for the recognition and pledged to continue their efforts to drive positive change and development in the country.
The Northern Woman Change Makers Awards serve as a platform to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women in Northern Ghana and inspire others to follow their lead.
Reporting by Solomon Gumah. Editing by Mariam Aminu.