GARDEN CITY ADVANCEMENT AWARDS (GACA): HERITAGE- PLUS HOSTS GACA 2014 IN GRAND STYLE IN PORTHARCOURT
It was a gathering of the most outstanding personalities, captains of industries, stake holders both from the private and public sector, as well as well meaning Rivers citizens at the just concluded Garden City Advancement Award which held on 13th September 2014 at the Hotel presidential in Port-Harcourt.
The epoch event according to Mr. Koyoyo Robinson the principal partner explains that the Garden City Advancement Award is the first of its kind in Port Harcourt, set out to recognize and confer honour on deserving individuals and corporate organizations that have contributed to the advancement of Rivers State.
Some of the categories of award include youth transforming personality/capacity building institution for individuals and corporate organizations that have contributed to the reduction of unemployment and have promoted skill acquisition for youths. Individuals and corporate organizations received awards in other areas such as award for creativity and enterprise, award for leadership and community development, award for enterprise and business innovation, sports personality of the year, on air personality, amongst others.
Dignitaries and top personalities like Sam Dede, HRM Daminabo Hope Opusingi, Dame Alice Nemi Lawrence (Commissioner for Education), amongst others graced the event.
According to Mr Robinson, the awards is aimed at celebrating the rich cultural heritage and people of Rivers state as well as promote the Garden City as an investment friendly hub to the global community.
Also in a chat with the Programs Director of Heritage-Plus, the organizers of the Garden City Advancement Awards; Mr. Alex Ogaga, he said "the Garden City Advancement Awards will inspire people to be patriotic as well as motivate them to contribute more to societal advancement". He also revealed that a template for the 2015 edition of the award is out and plans are ongoing towards actualizing a world class event.