The Mayor of the City of Newark, Ras J. Baraka has honoured the First Lady of Ghana with an award and citation for her philanthropic work and dedication to Ghanaians and the Ghanaian community in the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, USA.
The award to the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, by the City of Newark is to applaud her for her work as National President of the Alternative Source of Income Programme (ASOIP), now Lordina Foundation, which is devoted to assisting orphan children and vulnerable persons and for her immense support to the people of Newark.
The award is also in recognition of her dedication to humanity, most especially orphaned children. As part of the award, she was presented with the keys to the City of Newark through the State of New Jersey which allows her an unfettered access to Newark.
A citation accompanying the plaque acknowledges the dedication of Lordina Mahama to humanitarian issues and to the Ghanaian residents of Newark who have also contributed to Newark?s transformation, by uniting to support educational, cultural, and economic projects at Newark and their homeland.
The award which was presented by the mayor of the city of Newark Ras J. Baraka was received on her behalf by the Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Kwakwo Adjei Agyekum and the Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije.
The award was presented as part of celebrations of the 3rd Anniversary of the naming of a street, ?Ghanaian Way?, in the city of Newark dedicated to the Ghanaian community for their contribution to the development of the city.