A colorful event to acknowledge people from across the world who have positively changed African lives is taking place in Johannesburg South Africa on Tuesday November 21.
It’s the Africa Leaders 4 Change Awards Ceremony, which identifies, recognizes and rewards personalities and organizations doing exceptional work in areas of philanthropy activities.
From Zanzibar, is Mr Saleh Said, the Director of Pennyroyal Gibraltar, an investor in tourism resorts in the Isles, who is expected to receive the Honorary Award African Leader in Community Safety and Security.
Ms Aminata Keita, the Pennyroyal Gibraltar marketing expert told The Citizen that Mr Said will be awarded for bringing security to two villages in Zanzibar, namely Kiboje police station and Jambian Station to serve over 5000 residents.
In Johannesburg, all roads will be leading to Sandton Convention Centre for the event, the first African Leaders 4 Change Awards, where celebrities, from across the world are expected to colour the event.
The event will be hosted by American Actress, Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield as well as Thione Niang, who is the CEO of Akon Lighting, details on the event’s website show.
Former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete is expected to attend the event. During which, celebrities such as global music icon, Akon will also receive an award for his contribution to changing African lives.
Anglo American, is one of the organizations to be awarded for choosing to invest in and empower local communities and encourage sustainable development on the continent.