innovative mobile payment solution,EcoCash IN PARTNERSHIP WITH wORLDREMIT has been announced as the headline sponsor for the US edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA),due to take placeon Saturday 19thNovember at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club in Texas, USA.
ZAA International Executive,Louis Charema expressed his excitement, saying that the committee were pleased about the partnership with one of Econet Global’s major subsidiaries.
“Partnering with EcoCash and Worldremit for the US edition’s inaugural event proves the organisations commitment to working with Community organisations to strengthen Zimbabwean communities internationally,” Charema said.
Now in its fifth year, Ecocash, have moved from just sending and receiving money, to enabling their customers to pay bills,receive money from the diaspora,buy airtime, make online payments and move money from their banks to EcoCash.
Chief Executive and GM for EcoCash, Natalie Jabangwe said; she was delighted to be on board as the headline sponsor for the US edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards.
“The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards has over the years proved their commitment to recognising Zimbabweans excelling in their respective industries in different parts of the world, proving an effective way to communicate with the Diaspora,” said Jabangwe.
“Giving to, and supporting the communities that use our services is also a way for us to thank them for their support over the last five years, and to share the vision for the years still to come.”
Jabangwe who is scheduled to be a Keynote speaker on 19th November said she was proud to be associated with the Zimbabwean community and ZAA in particular, to celebrate and honour excellence.
“I am pleased to get the opportunity to speak at the event next monthand, I look forward to celebrating and toasting the success of the many Zimbabweans making positive contributions both in the USA and at home in Zimbabwe,”she said.
Organisers of the forthcoming event announced over 65 nominees across 15 categories at a press conference on the 23rd of September.
Nominations opened at the beginning of July and the public nominated in their numbers to produce the crème de la crème for first edition.
Voting commenced on the 5th of October and will run until the 6th of November. Thereafter, votes will be verified by the Panel of experts who will assess all the candidates and match up their achievements with the set criteria before whittling the list down to this year’s winners.
The awards celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and organisations in fields that include business, sport, entertainment, arts and culture.
Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased at https://www.zimachievers.com/us . Tickets are on sale at $60, with VIP tickets going for $75.
North of Dallas, theWestin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club boasts views of the iconic championship 18–hole Frisco golf course designed by America’s top golf course designer Tom Fazio.
Providing an ambience of splendour, the event is set to be a major highlight for Zimbabweans based in Texas.
Ontrance Mureverwi, ZAA USA’s Planning Director urged the public to continue to vote and to purchase tickets to the event before they sell out.
Meanwhile, nominations for the SA edition have closed and organisers have said that the shortlist will be announced on the 28th of October at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rosebank.
South Africa’s reception will follow a few weeks later on the 10th of December at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.
The high profile awards have become the highlight of celebration for professional and artistic achievements by Zimbabweans in the UK and South Africa, and with the US edition just weeks away; there are plans to expand to other countries by 2018.