The Australian edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) rounded off the global campaign in style, at a gala dinner held in Melbourne.
Guests turned out in their numbers to celebrate this year’s 85 nominees who made an impression throughout the year, in a number of sectors that include business, media, sport and music.
Organising Director for ZAA Australia, Method Mukundu said: “This year’s gala dinner at the Marriott was a huge success. It was a great night of celebration and of Zimbabwean excellence.
ZAA is also a great platform for networking with like-minded Zimbabweans who are putting the nation on the map.”
“This was our second awards gala in the country and we are only going from strength to strength,” Mukundu said.
“We are also excited to announce that Sydney will host the third edition and preparations have already started,” he added.
Other notable winners
The author of the successful book, the Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience, Phillimon Zongo was also honoured with an award for his outstanding achievement and contribution to the cyber security sector and for his published work.
Stephen and Shillar Sibanda were joint recipients of the Chairman’s Award. The husband and wife were recognised for their selfless and outstanding work in the Zimbabwean community in Melbourne and Victoria.
President of the Mental Health Foundation of Ghana, Dr Francis Acquah was among those who received awards. He was awarded the Friend of Zimbabwe accolade.
Dr Acquah has played a critical role in the healthcare sector, mainly in the area of mental health.