Ghana’s Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo gets elected as President of Mining Association in Africa

Ghana’s Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo gets elected as President of Mining Association in Africa

- Georgette Barnes, CEO of Georgette Barnes Ltd, has been elected as president of Africa Women in Mining Association

- The grand event where she got elected into office was organized by the African Union and held in Accra, Ghana

- The vibrant lady has been in the industry for over 20 years and has chalked amazing successes

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Ghanaian entrepreneur Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo has been elected as the president of the Africa Women in Mining Association (AWIMA).

According to Myjoyonline.com, Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, who is the CEO of Georgette Barnes Ltd and has been in the mining industry for over two decades.

She leads Georgette Barnes Ltd, which is a wholly Ghanaian-owned mining and exploration service company to serve clients all over the world.

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In 2015, the brilliant Georgette set up an association called Women in Mining (WIM) which has focused on advocating for women in the mining sector.

At a General Assembly Meeting of AWIMA of AWIMA in Accra, Georgette Barnes was elected as the president to serve in the office for two years.

The grand event which lasted a whole week was held under the auspices of the African Forum on Mining in Accra and was organized by the African Union.

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After being elected, Sakyi-Addo delivered a powerful speech, promising to give everything she can to fulfil her core mandate.

She said, “I look forward to working with sister WIM organisations throughout Africa to improve opportunities in mining for women."

Georgette's new position is only one of her many achievements. In 2016, she was selected among 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by WIM UK.

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Just two years later, she received an award as the Female Entrepreneur of the Year by Invest in Africa (IIA), a non-profit organization that champions African-owned SMEs across the Continent.

Ghanaian women have kept making big achievements lately. YEN.com.gh earlier reported that popular Ghanaian entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, Stacy Amewoyi, won two big awards in the United States.

She was awarded for her tireless works of humanitarianism. According to the news report, Stacy received her first big award as a Role Model.

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This was given during the 19th annual Ghanaian-Canadian Achievement Awards. In another big surprise, Stacy bagged another award for Entrepreneurship Excellence as the 3G Author of the Year.

This time, it was at the 2019 installment of the annual 3G Awards for her bestselling book, The King's Choice.

Hurray! YEN.com.gh has won the ‘Online News Portal of the Year” award at NCA awards 2019. Click here to view the beautiful photos.

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