Member of Parliament for Yendi Constituency in the Northern Region Farouk Aliu Mahama has received an honorary award at the Northern Excellence Awards.
The honorary award acknowledges him as the ‘Most Outstanding Politician of the Year 2023’.
The Yendi lawmaker was among several others who received awards for their outstanding contribution to development in the Northern Region.
“On behalf of myself, my constituents, my family and team, I thank the organizers for the honour of this award. I am deeply humbled by the Award and I accept the challenge that it imposes on me to continue to lead exemplary leadership hinged on nothing else but development, compassion and people-first,” he said on Monday, March 6.
“We are resilient people committed to building a confident Yendi which is united and at peace with ourselves. This underpins my individual initiatives to tool our farmers, empower the youth and women, care about their health, and to support the needy schoolchild,” he added.
He thanked the organisers, for the award, stating: “It is good to be able to show that standing out for the ordinary people in our society has its rewards. May God bless us all and the peoples of Yendi and Ghana”
The annual awards scheme is an initiative of the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation to recognize outstanding performance and contribution of personalities in the academia, politics, entrepreneurs, and the civil society from the five regions in the north.