By Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo
Zimbabwe Achievers Awards has announced Econet Mobile UK, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, one of Africa’s largest telecommunications operators, as a co-sponsor for the second edition of the prestigious event scheduled for Saturday, 28 April 2012.
“Econet Mobile UK is proud to support The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards for a second year running in a bid to recognise those in the diaspora who are accomplishing great things and also playing a critical role in changing lives back home.
This is in line with Econet’s broad strategy for social and community investment. It is through programs like these, that Econet supports a diverse range of charitable causes, which include children orphaned by AIDS/HIV, church organisations, as well as an annual scholarship program that provides diversified assistance to students said CEO, Marco Signorini of the sponsorship.
Econet’s company slogan is ‘Inspired to Change the World’; this is a company that Zimbabweans, and Africa as a whole, should be proud of.
“We welcome Econet as a co-sponsor not only as a company that shares the same ethos as the ZAAs, that of celebrating achievements and giving back to the community but more importantly as a Zimbabwean brand. The UK ethnic calling card and prepaid SIM market is riddled with products NOT giving the customer what they pay for.
“We urge all Zimbabweans, and Africans at large to embrace Econet Mobile as one of our own in the UK and a brand which delivers ‘class A service’ without any hidden charges giving it’s customers value for their pound”, said Conrad Mwanza, the CEO of Zimbabwe Achievers Awards.
Hosted by the renowned Zimbabwean actress Chipo Chung, famed for roles on TV series such as Camelot and Dr Who, the second edition of Zimbabwe Achievers Awards will take place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel on Saturday 28 April and promises to be a star-studded evening of celebration for the Zimbabwean community in the UK.
Tickets and competition prizes are available for purchase on the ZAA website where you can also view and vote for nominees in diverse categories. See www.zimachievers.com