In efforts to encourage patriotism and acknowledge the contribution of citizens in their quest to ensure development and growth of the three Northern region in the country, an Award Scheme has been instituted especially to honour northers in the entertainment sector.
Over the years, the three Northern Regions in Ghana have been described as the poorest and deprived part that needs great attention to secure their socio-economic development and growth.
And against this backdrop, Smile Multimedia have deem it necessary to appreciate personalities especially in the entertainment sector who are indigene for their numerous contributions to uplift the image of these three Northern Regions.
Explaining the rationale for the Awards Scheme in an exclusive interview with wisetvonline.com, the Smile Multimedia Executive Officer, Latif Alhassan stated the scheme is to honour hard working entertainers of northern origin, noting “it is time we appreciate and support our own, we can’t expect people to support us when we don’t support and promote our entertainers.”
Believing, this Scheme will also promoted tourism since these three Northern region who h are Upper West, Upper East and the Northern region are endowed with numerous tourist sites that needs to marketed to bring in revenue for the development of these regions.
Adding, the Scheme he believes will revive the patriotism and zeal in the people especially the youth of the importance to contribute towards their socio-economic development.
When quizzed on some of the challenges encountered in organizing such an award scheme for entertainers in these three Northern Regions, Latif Alhassan explained that, sponsorship or support for such events is difficult to secure not to talk of the non willingness of the corporate industry to come on board to acknowledged these ‘heroes’ of ours.
Adding, as a country, it is relevance to identify individuals whether young or old who in their own small way is making a difference in the lives of the ordinary citizens.
Meanwhile, he called on the people of the three northern regions and northerners in general to be disciplined, indicating, “it’s only with discipline that we can get to where we desire to be as well what we desire for as people.
Opining that, it is only with discipline that “people will stop looking down at us, and said without mincing words that, “without discipline, we as northerners can get to where we wan not to talk of developing our regions to secure the future of our young people”.
Some of the personalities that won an award is the famous northern musician,Fancy Gadam who took the overall artist of the year whilst Raphous got Upper West artist of the year.
Source: Naayirmi Dery/wisetvonline.com