The Awards Committee of The Fatu Network Heroes Awards said on Wednesday that 43 candidates of individuals and organisations have been shortlisted for the 2019 Awards.
In a statement made available to The Fatu Network, the awards committee said a total of 1503 entries were reviewed on Tuesday, 18 February during a day-long exercise.
“The Committee based its decisions strictly on the awards criteria for each category and the justifications written in support of a person’s nomination. Particular attention was paid to a nominee’s leadership, initiative, direct involvement and concrete results that are strengthening communities and impacting lives,” the committee said.
The following candidates make the cut:
Trailblazer Award (Persons with Disability)
The Gambia Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GADHOH)
Madam Isatou Sanyang
Dr. Abubacarr Jagne
Iconic Gambian Award (Posthumous)
Sise Jaha Sawaneh
Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara
Diaspora Engagement Award
Gambia Diaspora Health Initiative (GHDI)
Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh
Alieu Badara Nyassi
Health Servant of The Year Award
Dr. Abubacarr Jagne
Dr. Abdul Hamid Kanteh
Dr. Kebba Marenah
Fatoumatta L. Kassama
Education Prize for Excellence
Dr. Mam Yassin Sarr
Mrs. Oumie Camara
Omar J. Ndure
Leadership in Agriculture Award
Muhammed Sanyang G-Farms
AJ Growher Jallow
Tresor Women Warriors
The Green Award
Omar Malmo Sambou
Community Action Platform for Environment and Development
Dr. Malanding Jaiteh
Gambia Ocean Heroes
Philanthropist of The Year Award
MRC Holland Foundation
Alhagie Ousman Kinteh
Woman of The Year
Aji Kumba Daffeh
Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe
Man of The Year
Essa M. Faal
Abubacarr Ba Tambadou
Talib Ahmed Bensouda
Ndey Awa Ceesay
The awards committee has indicated to The Fatu Network it deemed it fit to not shortlist nominated candidates such as TAF Africa Global because of their role in the event. TAF Africal Global is one’s of the awards’ sponsors.
The leading property developer’s chief executive officer Mustapha Njie was nominted in two categories (Man of the Year and Philantropist of the Year).
The Fatu Network is giving out three special awards, one of which will go to the First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Bio. TAF Africa Global will benefit under this category.
Meanwhile, the general public would now have the opportunity to vote the nominees of their choice from Monday, 24 February to Sunday, 8 March, 2020 via Africell text message and the Awards online platforms. The nominees’ full biographical information would be published on the same date. Once voting ends, the Committee will review the submissions from 9th-12 March and unveil the finalists, The Heroes, on Saturday, 14 March at an award banquet to be held at the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa in Bijilo.
The Awards Committee expresses its appreciation to everyone and counts on your continued support throughout this process.
The TFN Heroes Awards is established by The Fatu Network, the leading online news provider in The Gambia with the aim of recognizing and celebrating Gambians who have offered invaluable service to the country and to their communities.