The CEO and Founder of Afro Arab Group of Companies, Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu has been honoured as the top performer in the banking and finance category at the 40 UNDER FORTY Africa Awards ceremony held at the Leonardo Hotel-Sandton in South Africa on March 25, 2023.
Alhaji Amadu in receiving his plaque dedicated the award plaque to the youth of Nima and Maamobi communities in Accra.
In his acceptance speech, the astute entrepreneur expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the event and thanked the Almighty Allah for his mercies.
He also called on global investors to do business in Africa, highlighting Ghana as the gateway to the continent due to its abundant natural resources.
The 40 UNDER FORTY Africa Awards recognizes young, influential Ghanaians making significant contributions in various sectors of the economy.
Alhaji Amadu’s dedication of his award to the youth in Nima and Maamobi underscores his commitment to supporting underprivileged communities in Ghana.
“Alhamdulillah, I was born and bred in Maamobi a deprived community in Ghana but I have been able to break the odds to become an entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman. I want to dedicate this award to the youth in the Zongos most especially those from Maamobi and Nima,” he said.
“First of all, Let me thank the Almighty Allah for his mercies. Let me applaud the organisers of this esteemed award for their superb work. The packaging is outstanding. Honesty is hard to put this feeling into words. I’m honoured to be the first in the banking and finance category. I’m proud to be an African tonight.”
“I want to use this medium to call on investors across the globe to come and do business in Africa because Africa has many businesses. And of course, Ghana is the gateway to Africa because we have been blessed with many natural resources”.