THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards have received a major boost after global money transfer service provider, World Remit, partnered with the Australian and US editions for this year’s awards ceremony.
ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza said the new partnership was a welcome development which signalled the company’s commitment to empowering the communities it worked with.
“We are delighted to be working with WorldRemit in fostering greater engagement with the Zimbabwean community around the world,” said Mwanza.
“Both ZAA and WorldRemit started in the diaspora and share a commitment to connect national and diaspora communities in beneficial and innovative ways.
“As we celebrate the achievements of our countrymen and women, we are raising awareness of our collective strength and demonstrating the huge possibilities that are within our reach as Zimbabweans.”
WorldRemit CMO, Alex O’Shaughnessy, said they were proud to be associated with the positive and inspiring work the ZAA was doing in connecting Zimbabweans across the globe.
“By bringing international remittances online, WorldRemit is making the process quicker, easier and more secure –helping people to focus on making the most of their opportunities, wherever they are,” he said.
He added; “Like us, the ZAA believe that the mix of experiences and perspectives the diaspora possess offers them unique opportunities to build a better future for themselves and for people around the world. We’re therefore very proud to lend our support to ZAA’s vision.”
Australia becomes the fourth country to host the ZAA, with preparations for the awards ceremonies – slated for October 28 at the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide – already at an advanced stage. Other countries that have hosted the ZAA are the UK, South Africa and the US.
‘’The stage is set, the red carpet is ready, and tickets are selling out fast, I urge those who intend to attend to secure their tickets as places are limited,” said Method Mukundu, ZAA Australia Committee member.
Meanwhile, the US awards, which are now in their second year, will be held on 11 November at the Marriot Quorum Hotel in Dallas.
“We are looking forward to hosting another fantastic ZAA and as usual, we expect the event to sell out. I would urge people to secure their places early to avoid disappoint’’ added Vez Nkomo, ZAA US organising Chair.Advertisement
Now in its seventh year, the ZAA has grown to become the biggest platform celebrating the achievements of people of Zimbabwean heritage from across various fields of endeavour.
Starting off in London, the awards have spread to other major cities across the globe with significant populations of Zimbabweans, starting with Johannesburg in 2014.
Tickets for the Australian and US editions are now on sale on www.zimachievers.com.