East African ‘Titans of Build Na­tions’ Hon­oured

Diplomat East Africa - - Economy -

One of East Africa’s most dis­tin­guished in­dus­tri­al­ists, DR MANU CHAN­DARIA, was recog­nised by CEO Com­mu­ni­ca­tions as one of Africa’s con­tem­po­rary ‘Titans of Build­ing Na­tion’s. EDGAE NYANDONG re­ports

Ethiopia (EY), Zeme­deneh Ne­gatu at the in­au­gu­ral Titans event in East Africa which was hailed a ma­jor suc­cess.

Ernst & Young Ethiopia is one of the lead­ing business con­sult­ing firms in Africa. “We are pleased that CEO mag­a­zine rec­og­nized “in­flu­en­tial Africans” as Titans – Build­ing Na­tions and our Man­ag­ing Part­ner Zeme­deneh Ne­gatu was a win­ner in the Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices sec­tor, said the firm in a state­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­is­ers, the con­ti­nen­tal-wide ac­co­lade “aims to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of men who are ad­vanc­ing African economies and com­mu­ni­ties.”

Speak­ing after the awards, Machumu ex­pressed his joy at be­ing hon­oured, adding that the award was an ap­pre­ci­a­tion and recog­ni­tion of the me­dia’s role in so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

“The me­dia has a role to in­spire change in so­ci­ety. African lead­ers should ap­pre­ci­ate the role of the me­dia and part­ner with them to in­form as well as ed­u­cate the so­ci­ety,” he said. “African lead­ers, Tan­za­ni­ans in­cluded, are du­ty­bound to en­sure that their peo­ple have the free­dom to en­gage in pub­lic dis­course on is­sues af­fect­ing them to in­spire de­vel­op­ment; they should re­frain from view­ing the me­dia as an en­emy.”

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