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Kaunda, Bensouda join others to receive The Voice Achievers Award 2012

By Elvis Iruh
Elvis Iruh
Editor-in-Chief of The Voice magazine
Elvis Iruh Editor-in-Chief of The Voice magazine

Amsterdam-The Voice magazine through its Achievers award committee celebrated its 13th anniversary with a prestigious award ceremony given out to men and women of African origin who has excel in various fields of human endeavour for the year 2012 across Europe and Africa. The event took place on Friday 16th November 2012 at De Koning Party & Event centre in Amsterdam.

Top honours were given to the first Republic President of Zambia, Dr Kenneth David Kaunda who was recognized as an 'Icon of Africa'. Unfortunately he could not attend as he is recovering from the death of his lifelong wife, Mama Betty Kaunda who died and was buried on 28th of September 2012. He was represented by Ambassador Grace Kabwe, Zambian Ambassador to the Benelux countries. He sent congratulatory message to the Voice magazine and express appreciation for the award and recognition coming from African Diaspora media. Others who joined Dr Kuanda on the award list for 2012 were the new Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal court in The Hague, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, she was recognised as Outstanding African woman personality of the year and Dr. Harold E. Robles, founder & President, Medical Knowledge Institute, The Netherlands for his work in Southern African countries recognized as Outstanding African personality award on his advocacy for health for all.

Other award winners include Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh, First Lady of The Gambia, H.E. Sir Dr. Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion (CFR, KSC, D. Litt), H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mrs. N.N. Akanbi (OON), Nigeria Ambassador to The Netherlands; Honourable Dr. Mrs Esther Keino from Kenya; Her Excellency, Prof. Ruthie C. Rono, Kenyan Ambassador to the Netherlands; Mr Lawrence Bashiru Ali popularly known as Bash Ali; Mrs Kate Anolue, Mayor of Enfield from the United Kingdom; Mr. Victor Ebikabowei-Ben, a.k.a Boyloaf; Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of Positive Runway from Zambia/United Kingdom; Rev Dr. Justice Tom Marfo, Founder & Executive Director, Christian Aid and Resources Foundation; Eyong Enoh of Ajax Football club, Mrs Amma Baddoo-Asante, Dutch/African politician; Miss Audrey Ngo Mbog, young African Creative Fashion designer; Chief Don Kelleys-Orogun, DON K Promotion and Events Management worldwide; Rosemary Chileshe-Ellis, Director at Swanilenga Group Limited; Femi Awoniyi of African Courier, Germany, Pastor Ibrahim Abarshi, Senior Pastor RCCG, Amsterdam, Vamba Sherif, African writer, Isaac Izoya, CEO, Ehizoya Golden Entertainment; Syr Law , Hollywood actress; Mildred Kleinbussink, Director All Round Shipping, Chief Jacob Egietseme Idinye, Director at AIT, Nigeria; Mr Adetokunbo Adesanya, Mr Stephen Osei of Trans Africa Travels, Mrs Sylvia Charity Gorter of Adanz Place , Dr. Alistair Soyode, Founder BEN Television, United Kingdom, Mr George E. Onuoha, Comrade Sunny Ofehe of Hope for Niger-Delta campaign , Honourable Fatumata Jahumpa Ceesay, Brigitte Mugiraneza of United Wisdom of Africa Foundation (UWAF), Lucas Van Rooij, Director at Palteam printers, Joseph Seh, Coordinator at Capacity Building for Developing countries, The Netherlands-The Gambia Foundation and Recogin foundation (Ghanaian Organization).
The Voice Achievers award has been officially confirmed by the publisher, Pastor Elvis Iruh as a yearly event now with that of next year planned for October 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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From left Mr. Henry Oduenyi, Dr. Harold Robles (Award winner & Elvis Iruh


Sokoto State Governor award recieved by Malam Dahiru Maishanu


Dr Victor Ebikabowei-Ben, a.k.a Boyloaf


Eyong Enoh of Ajax Foorball club Amsterdam


Mildred Kleinbussink, Director All Round Shipping


Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of Positive Runway from Zambia/United Kingdom


H.E. Prof. Ruthie C. Rono, Kenyan Ambassador to the Netherlands


Joseph She, Coordinator at Capacity Building for Developing countries


Mr Charles Vanderpuye, Chairman Recogin


Mr Lucas van Rooij: Director, Palteam Printers, Duivendrecht


Mr Stephen Osei of Trans Africa Travels


Brigitte Mugiraneza of United Wisdom of Africa Foundation (UWAF)


Vamba Sherif, African writer


Mrs Amma Baddoo-Asante, Dutch/African politician


Mrs Justice Tom Marfo, Founder & Executive Director, Christian Aid and Resources Foundation


Comrade Sunny Ofehe of Hope for Niger-Delta campaign


Ambassador Grace Kabwe, Zambian Ambassador to the Benelux countries on behalf of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda


Honourable Dr. Mrs Esther Keino from Kenya


Chief Jacob Egietseme Idinye, Director at AIT, Nigeria


Mrs Kate Anolue, Mayor of Enfield from the United Kingdom


Mr. Bala Kabiru, Representing Nigeria Ambassador, Dr Mrs N.N. Akanbi (OON), Nigerian Ambassador to The Netherlands


Justina Mutale: Founder & CEO POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread


Rosemary Chileshe-Ellis, Director at Swanilenga Group Limited


Miss Audrey Ngo Mbog, young African Creative Fashion designer


Pastor Ibrahim Abarshi: Senior Pastor RCCG, Amsterdam


Chief Prosecutor of ICC, Fatou Bensouda with Elvis Iruh


The Netherlands-The Gambia Foundation


Chief Don Kelleys-Orogun

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