As many people had tipped her, there was a spontaneous standing ovation and wild jubilation among the audience when Madam Genevieve Basigha’s name was announced as the winner of the ultimate prize; an indication that she well deserved the honor by Mrs. Cynthia Lumor.
The Executive Director of MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, backed Madam Basingha’s kindness and praised her determination to assist children whose plights are similar to her own to seek education so they can be useful to society while enjoying a content life.
Speaking through a translator, she was full of praise to God for doing her the honor as well as her dedicated staff who continue to support her even under very uncomfortable conditions.
Madam Genevieve Basigha competed against nine others who made it to the grand finale out of the over 1700 entries that were received but shortlisted to 30 and then the final 10.
The other finalist include Joseph Asakibeem, Dr Michael Adusei-Nsowah, Ibrahim Bafara Alhassan, John Amankrah-Essel, Joana Mansah Deegbe, Nana Prof. Osei Kofi Darkwa III, Rev Fr. Dr. Moses Asaa Awinongya, Rev Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and James Jack Dawson.
The MTN Heroes of Change programme was initiated by the MTN Ghana Foundation ten years ago to tell the stories of Ghana’s Heroes in spectacular ways.
It seeks to unearth and celebrate people who are giving back to their communities in extraordinary and impactful ways. It further seeks to celebrate the contribution of these heroes and heroines in the development of society.
Season One was won by Dr. Abrokwa-Yankyera, founder of Graft Foundation in 2014 and Season Two saw Madam Paulina Opei winning after the prize money was increased.
The Jury for Heroes of Change are Sydney Casely-Hayford, Doris Yaa Dartey and Albert Ocran, all of them distinguished personalities and Consultants.
The night was spiced with music interludes from Nana Kwame Ampedu, OJ, Osei Koranteng and Kofi Kinaata who had some guests on their feet.
By Sammy Heywood Okine