The Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency (SWIDA) is poised to be honored with the esteemed Social Change Organization Award at the forthcoming 6th edition of the Northern Excellence Awards (NExA). Under the leadership of Hajia Sagito Alima Saeed, SWIDA is being lauded for its innovative and impactful endeavors driving social change both within Northern Ghana and beyond.

NExA, a significant initiative orchestrated by the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation in conjunction with and Partners, aims to annually celebrate and acknowledge distinguished individuals and entities actively fostering socio-economic advancement in Northern Ghana and its environs.

The 6th iteration of the Northern Excellence Awards is scheduled to take place at Aisha Homes in Tamale on Saturday, March 9th, 2024.
In an interview with, Mr. Alhassan Abdul Latif, Executive Director of the Celebrities Charity Development Foundation and the brains behind NExA, expressed admiration for SWIDA’s multifaceted humanitarian efforts.

He highlighted the agency’s instrumental role in establishing empowered women’s groups and facilitating economic independence among women.
Mr. Latif underscored SWIDA’s impactful advocacy against gender-based violence and its steadfast commitment to promoting fundamental human rights, social justice, good governance, gender development, economic empowerment, environmental stewardship, and community capacity building.

He commended SWIDA’s relentless endeavors in fostering peace and nurturing an enabling environment for youth development and self-realization.

SWIDA’s recognition as the recipient of the Social Change Organization Award underscores its pivotal role in driving meaningful societal transformation and serves as a testament to its unwavering dedication to effecting positive change.
Story by Abubakari Sadiq Righteous –