December 8, 2017 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara
The Chairman All Walks of Life (AWOL) National Achievements Awards Committee, Shollay Davies, yesterday told newsmen at a presser that the final nominees in eighteen competitive categories of this year’s awards have been shortlisted for public voting.
This is the first time in three years AWOL will be hosting the National Achievement Awards since the outbreak of the Ebola and death of AWOL’s godfather, Moseray Fadika.
Davies said they launched the various categories for nomination on November 3 for the public to nominate and that they received over 6,000 text messages form the public, which informed their decisions.
He called on the public to continue voting on the Africell/Orange short code of 3344 for the final nominees in the various categories.
“The public voting accounts for 60% of the total votes while the opinion of the awards committee will go for 40%. We want to ensure the highest level of transparency in this year’s award,” he said.
Davies, who also doubles as Deputy Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission, stated that after the voting the committee would look at the profiles and performances of individuals and institutions before arriving at the winner.
The awards, which are scheduled for December 30 at the Bintumani international conference centre, is expected to attract dignitaries across the country.
Anthony Koroma, chairman of the subcommittee, revealed AWOL would be giving special awards that are non-competitive and that each winner from the competitive category would take home a trophy.
Meanwhile, Concord Times newspaper is among three nominees in the category of ‘Media House of the Year 2017 (Print-Newspapers).