Dewji wins Africa’s annual philanthropist Award

A Prominent businessman, Mr Mohammed Dewji, has won the African Philanthropist of the Year Award, it was announced in Dar es Salaam.

The African Leadership Magazine Group which issued the award in Dubai earlier this month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), said in a statement made available to the press.

It said in a letter addressed to Mr Dewji (39), that his choice took into account various roles he has played as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Singida Urban and CEO of Mohammed Enterprises Limited (MeTL) in supporting the society.

“In arriving at your choice for this award, our consultants took into consideration your leadership pedigree in your strategic running of MeTL and having had the opportunity to experience life through different roles.

“... first as a businessman, then as a sports personality and finally as a member of parliament, providing insight, experience and inspiration.

“Community education has also remained one of your major achievements as a member of parliament, taking them from two school constituencies to 12 and donating 520m/- to improve the sector.

“The health sector is another area, you have contributed immensely-with the partnership between you and Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, bringing expert doctors to Singida to perform over 200 cataract operations.”

The Magazine noted that Africa has emerged as a region of stunning economic growth, as the site of innovation and opportunity, business leadership, and rapid, hopeful change.

“But continued social and economic progress hinges on participation growth (that) must be inclusive and prosperity shared to ensure Africa’s promising future.

“A bold, forward-looking generation of business leaders, philanthropists and policymakers know that a new model for growth is required if all Africans are to prosper,” the magazine said in the statement.

Over the years, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading pan-African flagship leadership- focused publication read by over 480, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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