Julius K. Satsi, GNA
Accra, Sept. 26, GNA – The Lead Initiative
Global in partnership with other stakeholders on Tuesday launched the African
Development Partners Awards in Accra to honour colleagues working towards the
attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The annual Awards was launched to accelerate
the implementation of the SDGs and attainment on the African continent as well
as provide a platform for strong visibility of the goals.
Mr Stephen Selassie Asuom, a member of the
Lead Initiative Global, speaking on the awards, said the award scheme would be
held across the continent with the aim of inspiring a number of the initiatives
that various organisations were engaged in across Africa towards the attainment
of the SDGs.
Mr Asuom said the award would serve as an
incentive to analyse the achievement of the SDGs before the end of 2030 and
also serve as an opportunity to showcase some of the initiatives adopted by
African organisations to achieve the SDGs during the year under review for the
He said the award would also be a platform to
set higher standards towards the effective implementation of the targets and
indicators of the SDGs and also serve as a means of deepening the partnerships
among government institutions, private sector, Civil Society Organisations,
faith-based organisations and traditional authorities.
The award will also be recognising the efforts
by every stakeholder playing active role geared towards the attainment of the
SDGs across the continent.
Mr Asuom said the winners of the awards would
be made to champion the activities channelled towards the attainment of the
SDGs in their categories.
The maiden awards will be held in September
Professor Okoe Amartey, Vice-Chancellor of
University of Professional Studies, commended the organisers of the award,
describing it as an initiative that needed to be supported by all to ensure
that it inspired the attainment of the SDGs to make society a better place.
He urged all stakeholders to continuously keep
eyes on the goals and not be distracted towards the achievement of the various
targets and indicators.