MASLOC CEO Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah honoured with the Driving Business Excellence Award
Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah, CEO of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), received the prestigious Driving Business Excellence Award at the Women's Choice Award Africa 2023.
The glittering ceremony, held at the Under Bridge Events Centre in Accra on December 1, 2023, celebrated prominent women who have excelled in their fields and become business trailblazers.
Hajia Abibata's leadership, innovative strategies and unwavering commitment to business excellence earned her this remarkable recognition.
The award ceremony - attended by prominent personalities, business leaders, and influencers - was a celebration of women who have excelled in their respective fields and have become trailblazers in the world of business.
The Driving Business Excellence Award is a testament to Hajia Abibata's outstanding contributions to the growth and success of MASLOC. Under her visionary leadership, the company has not only weathered economic challenges but has also thrived, setting new benchmarks for excellence and innovation in the industry.
An elated Hajia Abibata, speaking on the sidelines of the event, expressed gratitude for the honor and credited the success to the hard work and dedication of the entire MASLOC team. She emphasized the importance of fostering a workplace culture that encourages creativity, inclusivity, and continuous improvement.
"I am truly honored to receive the Driving Business Excellence Award," she said. "This recognition is not just for me but for every worker at MASLOC who has contributed in their own way to this success."
Hajia Abibata highlighted that this recognition is a testament to her outstanding contributions to the field of microfinance and her unwavering dedication to financial inclusion.
She added that MASLOC, under her leadership and guidance, has embarked on numerous initiatives aimed at bridging the financial gap and providing opportunities for underserved communities, empowering women entrepreneurs, and providing financial solutions that positively impact countless lives.
In addition to her advocacy for financial inclusion, Hajia Abibata has also been a vocal proponent of ethical and responsible microfinance practices. Her commitment to transparency, fairness, and sustainability in lending has set a benchmark for the industry, inspiring other microfinance institutions to adopt similar principles.
She further dedicated the award to the loyal clients of MASLOC, emphasizing the critical role that microfinance institutions play in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.
Hajia Abibata expressed her utmost gratitude to the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for their trust and confidence in her abilities to lead MASLOC.
She added that these achievements wouldn't have been possible without the countless support of her boss, Hon. Frema Opare, the Chief of Staff and her two deputies, the Board, Management, and the entire MASLOC workforce across the sixteen regions of Ghana, especially for their hard work and dedication in driving the organization's mission forward.
The Women's Choice Award Africa aims to celebrate and honor outstanding women who are championing noble causes across various industries and have demonstrated exceptional leadership that has significantly contributed to the advancement of their organizations.