Genevieve Basigha has been announced as the ultimate winner of the MTN Heroes of Change 2017 programme, at an august ceremony held at the National Theatre, Accra on Friday night.
In its third (3rd) season, ordinary Ghanaians who are transforming lives in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment were recognised and rewarded, for their selfless and extraordinary work in their communities.
Genevieve, who was among the ten (10) finalists, faced competition from Joseph Asakibeem, Dr. Michael Adusei-Nsowah, Ibrahim Bafara Alhassan, Nana Prof. Osei Kofi Darkwa III and Joanna Mansa Deegbe. Others were John Amankrah-Essel, Rev. Fr. Moses Asaah Awinongya, Rev. Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and James Jack Dawson.
She received a cash prize of GHc100,000 to support her work.
Rev. Fr. Moses Awinongya, James Jack Dawson, and Rev. Alex Bobby Benson, who won in the Education, Economic Empowerment and Health categories, respectively, received GHc30,000 each. The rest of the six (6) finalists also recieved GHc10,000 each.
The event which was graced with performances by legendary highlife musician Nana Ampadu, Osei Korankye, gospel musician OJ as well as Kofi Kinaata, was hosted by Kwame Sefa-Kayi.
In attendance were actress Pascaline Edwards, Kweku Sintim-Misa, Hon. George Nenyi Andah (Deputy Minister of Communications), Hon. Dzifa Abla Gomashie (the former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.)
The MTN Heroes of Change is brought to you by the MTN Foundation.
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