Odo Ahumasuo anchor?and veteran actress Akumaa?Mama Zimbi remains?one of the few Ghanaian showbiz?personalities whose contributions?towards women empowerment?won?t go unnoticed.
The Bishop Gilson University,?United Kingdom, on Saturday?conferred an honorary doctorate?award on Akumaa at an event?held at Miracle Centre at?Kwabenya, a suburb of Accra.
The award was in recognition?of her contribution towards educating?and building marriages,?promoting women and youth?development and leadership in?the media. That is, however, not?her first recognition in that?regard.
?Receiving this Honorary?Doctorate Award has truly humbled?me. I dedicate it to you?(media). Medaase,? she told?NEWS-ONE yesterday. Akumaa?has over the years dedicated her?life to supporting widows,?encouraging sex education and?helping couples solve their marital?problems among others.
She has the Widows Alliance?Network (WANE) project for sustainable?socio-economic development?of widows in Ghana, one of?the projects undertaken by her?Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF).
She used every platform she?had in the media to encourage?women to be strong. With her?widows project she helps widows?to establish small-scale businesses?to carry on with their lives.
No wonder she is being recognised.
By Francis Addo