By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
Several notable individuals have been honoured at the recently concluded 2023 Visionary African Women Summit, which took place in Accra, Ghana.
With the theme “Building women against all odds: Breaking barriers, building bridges,” the 2-day event took place on 22nd -23rd June, 2023 at Ecobank Plc Head Office Accra, Ghana.
The Visionary African Women Summit was put together by the Lilian Ike Foundation. A Non Governmental Organisation Set up in 2019 with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. Apart from being a forum where they educate, empower and advocate for women to achieve their potential for a better society devoid of sentiments, the Visionary African Women Summit is also targeted at promoting peace and creating sustainable development in Africa.
The Visionary African Women Summit is an annual event designed to bring a thriving community of African women from all fields of human endeavors to inspire, empower, and equip them to be nation-builders.
Among those honoured at annual events include
1. Dr Kolade Adepoju
2. Com Idris Shonuga
3 Amb Adedoyin Oyin
4. Onome Hope
5. Barr Esther Omenka
6. Ifunanya Tine-Anona (esq)
7. Hope Raisers Foundation
8. Jewels Hive Initiative
9. Zikas Dental Studio
10. Pauline Uju Obi
11. Hon Samuel Aryeequaye
12. Dr Laylah Ali Othman
13. Chichi Yakubu
14. Olufunke Martha
15. HRM Amb (Dr) Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu. Eze ndi Igbo in Ghana
16. HRH Dr Tony Ulasi
17. Dioumo Thiam
18. Dr Annia Gombakomba
19. Imade Helen Bibowei Osubeni
20. Emmaline Datey
21. Angela Atsah
22. My Body, my Assest Cancer Foundation
23. Gloria Abiwi
24. Chief Mrs Joyce Ikechukwu
25. Amb Mfonabasi Utibe Udofia
26. Valentine Ikenna Okwa
27. Amb (Dr) Evangeline Ozonyiri Ozichi
28. Iloduba Celestina Ogochukwu
One of the speakers, HRM Amb (Dr) Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu. Eze ndi Igbo in Ghana expressed dissatisfaction that African women are lagging behind in the scheme of affairs.
He said they don’t have confidence in themselves and do not believe in their capacity to do it.
The colourful event attracted women from across Africa and featured rich cultural heritage of the African continent.