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Kenyan industrial entrepreneur Julius Mwale honoured in Ghana

US-based Kenyan business magnet Julius Mwale was on Friday honoured with the Social Infrastructure Award at this year’s Africa Prosperity Champions Awards in Accra, Ghana.

Mr Mwale received the award at a gala ceremony hosted by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and attended by Africa’s 400 most influential figures, including Heads of State, business leaders, policymakers, and thought leaders.

The award was in recognition of Mr Mwale’s transformative contributions and investment in health, primarily with the establishment of the Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC).

“Your decision, as an entrepreneur, to invest heavily in setting up such a major health facility in Kenya, is both bold and responsible. And, to make it accessible to ordinary Kenyans, particularly those covered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund, is most commendable,” said Gabby Asere Darko the Chairman of Africa Prosperity Network.

Darko hailed MMTC’s achievements, noting that they strongly align with the goals of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

“We hope it will serve as a motivation for others to invest in this important area of Africa’s development, healthcare. Africa’s MMTC’s expansion to 12 African countries and its holistic development model, combining healthcare, infrastructure, and innovation, exemplify the economic collaboration and integration AfCFTA aims to foster,” said Mr Darko.

Mr Mwale was among the distinguished personalities who were celebrated at the awards for their extraordinary leadership in Africa.

Also honoured was Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, for her efforts in expanding trade in Africa, and the President of Guyana Mohamed Ali who received the Africa Global Award.

Other award recipients at the colourful gala ceremony were President Alassane Quattara of Ivory Coast Deputy Speaker of Egypt’s Parliament and the chairman of Cleopatra Group Mohammed El Enein, who was awarded the Africa Industrialist Award.

Africa Prosperity Network’s vision is to promote Africa beyond aid, by creating platforms for holding critical dialogues that reshape the thinking of African leaders in trade, commerce, national economies, politics, and culture.

Mr Mwale is a successful industrial entrepreneur and investor with more than 20 years of proven track record in innovative investments in technology, energy, health, retail, and construction industries.

Mr Mwale is also the founder and principal of the $2 billion Mwale Medical and Technology City which was built on a 100 percent green concept.

MMTC has expanded into 12 countries in Africa with a vision to build 18 smart cities and empower more than 800 million people by 2050.

In the early 2000s, Mr Mwale, whose educational background is in telecommunications engineering, founded and chaired SBA Technologies Inc. in New York; a biometric pioneer that was key in enabling the establishment of mobile digital identity infrastructure that became a secure foundation for digital money transfer services worldwide.

Mr Mwale sits on the boards, mainly as chairman, of more than 20 companies in the fields of technology, retail, pharmaceutical, health, construction, hospitality, human resources, energy, and engineering.

He has also been the Chairman of the New York-based American Institute for African Development (AIAD) since 2007.

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