THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) has unveiled ZymPay Ltd as the main sponsors for this year’s edition of the red carpet show scheduled for May 10 in London, United Kingdom.
ZAA chief executive officer Peter Soko said the new partnership with ZymPay was an exciting development as both organisations shared similar visions and goals.
He expressed confidence that the strategic partnership would give ZAA the opportunity to develop its youth mentorship programme as well as add value to the awards.
His counterpart, ZAA executive director Brian Nyabunze, welcomed the new sponsorship deal with Zympay and hailed it as a perfect meeting of minds since both organisations are inspired by the principle of giving back to, and empowering the community.
“We admire ZymPay’s ethical business model that places a high premium on sowing into the community in order to achieve sustainable development,” he said.
Nyabunze said they saw a confluence of values and objectives with ZymPay in their high regard for the role of corporate social responsibility in driving social change.
ZymPay plans to open its first global route to Zimbabwe in the second quarter of this year and according to its founder and CEO, Dakshesh Patel, their service aims to deliver a safe and fair way to send money abroad.
“We have adopted extremely high standards of compliance for ‘Know Your Client’ (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML), going way beyond current guidelines and practices. It means that we — and the institutions we partner with here (UK)and in Zimbabwe — have the greatest confidence in our system,” he said.
Now in the fourth year, ZAA have grown to become the flagship awards event for the Zimbabwean community in the UK.
Having signalled their ambitions with an inaugural show at the swanky Mermaid Theatre in London’s Blackfriars district in 2011, the ZAA are now habitually resident at some of London’s most glamorous five-star hotels.
This year’s event will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel, situated in the regal environs of Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens.
Zim-based artistes including Jah Prayzah, Tehn Diamond, Zimpraise and Hope Masike have been nominated for this year’s ZAA and an exclusive category has been reserved especially for 10 outstanding young people in keeping with the ZAA’s theme this year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of youths.
Organisers of the annual red carpet event have hailed the public’s enthusiastic participation in the nomination process saying more than 550 public nominations were received for this year’s show.