Professor Victor Mbarika, president and founder of the prestigious ICT University received another distinguished award from the African Achievers Award.
The award ceremony took place on July 14, 2023.
Taking place at the British House of Lords in the presence of Lord Simon Wooley, member of the House of Lords in UK parliament, Palace of Westminster, the astute and patriotic professor Victor Mbarika received this award flagged in a Cameroon tie fiercely representing and honouring his country, Cameroon.
During the ceremony, several laureates were awarded. However, it is worth mentioning that, Professor Victor Mbarika was the sole recipient of the African Leadership Awards due to his leadership in academic and other sectors of development on the continent.
“I give thanks to God and dedicate this award to my beloved country, Cameroon where I started learning leadership as a youngster, and also to my father and hero, Mr. George Mbarika. As a means to portray my patriotism and honour my country, I decided to present myself in a tie with Cameroon’s flag at the event’’ He told the press during an interview.
“Equally, I dedicate this award to all young upcoming Africans that I have had the privilege to mentor and I will continue doing so. Lastly, I dedicate it to The ICT University family, in all nations around the world where we are based. This award is to you all”. He added.
According to reports, what makes this award very phenomenal is the calibre of African visionary leaders who have been awarded as well for their momentous participation in the continent’s history. Notably, Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Thomas Sankara, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta, Patrice Lumumba, Leopold Sedar, Halle Selassie, Wangari Maathai, and Jerry Rawlings.
It is, therefore, safe to say that, History has been made once again as Professor Victor Mbarika has spotlighted his country, Cameroon and has equally joined the chart of visionary leaders who have left indelible footprints on African History.
The African Achievers Awards is an annual awards ceremony that celebrates African excellence by recognising and honouring notable individuals and organisations in Africa across multiple industries that contribute immensely to the growth and development of the continent.