Every two years and since the year 2000, Togo has been paying tribute to its daughters who marked the social life of the country. For the 8th edition of the HOUINYIGAN biennial prize that will be held on the coming 2nd August in Lomé, Afri-Muse, the organizing association of the event announced several innovations. “Model Fathers” will be associated to the brave women of the Country.
In a press conference on 23rd July 2014 in Lomé, Afri-Muse revealed to the press with the list of the nominated in the categories HOUINYIGAN and “Model Fathers”. According to the explanations of James François Djondo, chairman of Afri-Muse, the association of men to the event answers a matter of equity. “You all know that the development of a country is not the concern of women only. Thus, next to women, we need men“, he explained.
Among the nominated for the category of “Model Fathers” appears the chairman of the Pan-African air company, Asky, Gervais Djonado. The Togolese businessman is also a honorary president of the Ecobank group of which he is a co-founder. His company received during the year 2014, the prize of the best airline company of Africa.
We should remind that at first, Houingnigan was a feminine prize intended to honor women of any social category who work or who worked for the development of Togo and the whole Africa.
Honorable His Excellence, Mathias Ayivi Mawuko AJAVON
Honorable Paul Yawo Amétéfé ASSAGBA
Honorable Komla AGBESSI
Honorable Samuel Kokougan APALOO
Honorable Jean Yaovi DEGLI
Honorable Gambetta Kwami AZOUMA
Honorable Messanvi Ablodévi EKLU-NATHEY
Honorable Feu Hubert KPONTON QUAM-DESSOU
Honorable Alphonse Batoké AWESSO
Honorable His Excellence, president Nelson Mandela
Honorable His Excellence, Gervais DJONDO
Honorable His Excellence, Edem KODJO
Honorable Raimond TETTEKPOE
Honorable His Excellence, Bishop Robert Casimir DOSSEH-ANYRON
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO