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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO SIERRA LEONEAN " GIBRIL MOSERAY FADIKA " IS A BUSINESSMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST AND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE AFRICA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Fadika is Africa Entrepreneur of the Year
 Sierra Leone’s businessman and philanthropist, Gibril Moseray Fadika, has been awarded among foremost entrepreneurs in Africa, alongside distinguished regional and global figures. Gibril Moseray Fadika is a recipient of the recent Africa Economy Builders Award, the fifth edition of which was held in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan on April 30, 2014.

Mr Fadika is Executive Chairman of AML Sierra Leone, a subsidiary of AML Limited, where he also serves as Executive Director; a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of African Petroleum and Pan African Minerals Limited with a cumulative investment portfolio of over 3.1 billion United States dollars in Africa.


With promising investments in iron ore, oil and gas and related resources in nine West African countries among them Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Niger, Mr Fadika has provided jobs for over 10,000 youths in the region.

The Africa Economy Builders Award has been equated to the America Business Awards, the Canadian Business Network Awards, the Greenworks Gala in Luxembourg and the French Business Council Awards. 


Mr Fadika was decorated alongside such global laureates as Rosa Whitaker, a former US diplomat under Presidents Bush and Clinton and one of foremost experts on Africa trade; founder of the Whitaker Group – a consulting firm with US$ 3 billion in trade; and the Vice Chair of the Executive Board of Mercy Ships. Also was Chichi Maponya, the Chairman of Brand South Africa, who is also the CEO of Maponya Group and a recipient of Business Woman of the year in 2008/9, as well as the likes of Ghanaian born Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, KBE, OSG, who was knighted in 2003 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

“You will get this Award for your entrepreneurial success and the significant contribution of your company to the economic growth of Sierra Leone and Africa”, the organizers said in a December 17, 2013 letter addressed to Mr Fadika, breaking the news and inviting him for the ceremony.   


That honour, for being one of the best builders of the continent’s economy, came just weeks after the Executive Chairman of AML (SL) Limited was deservedly given the Civitan Award for his exemplary good citizenship, dedication and immense contributions to individuals and communities across Sierra Leone. Civitan, a US based charity, is an international organization with a worldwide mission to build good citizenship and it is dedicated to serving individual and community needs with emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities.

On February 22, 2014 Mr Fadika and his African Minerals (SL) Limited were chosen, out of the many Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs and businesses respectively, to be celebrated by the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry for being the lead businessperson with the fastest iron ore mine developer in West African and the biggest investment contributor to the country’s GDP.


The citation reads: “This award is given to African Minerals (SL) Ltd in recognition of its unparalleled corporate leadership demonstrated in successfully developing a world class mine, its outstanding contribution to the economic and social life of its employees and communities in which it operates, its immense contribution to the country’s economy and for setting a stellar example in implementing its corporate social responsibility scheme”.

In his humble but gracious communication to tell the board, management and staff of the company of the recognition, the Executive Chairman, wrote: “I am very pleased to report to you that out of all the mining companies and industries in Sierra Leone we have been selected as the best mining company in Sierra Leone by the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture for 2014. We have been able to achieve this distinguished accolade due to your support commitment and that of the board and shareholders”.

He added: “Furthermore I am also pleased to report that I have been nominated and voted for an award as one of the best builders of the African economy in Abidjan for what has been described as entrepreneurial success and significant contribution of AML to the economic growth of Sierra Leone and Africa”.

Three prestigious awards under six months in 2014 speak volumes of the steady progress in the effort of any determined and successful person and business anywhere in the world, said one of his aides. He added that, “these recognitions are either complementary to or are
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