First ever Awards in East and Central Africa Launched in Kenya

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The first ever Transport awards in East and Central Africa – Afrika Mashariki Awards launched officially with a three-day  Expo and Conference on the Transport Industry.

The awards founded by Edgar Meshack and Warren Lamu seek to celebrate excellence in the transport industry by recognizing excellence in efficiency, safety, affordability, accessibility and customer service. The awards, which are the first in the history of Transport in East and Central Africa, will award excellence and outstanding personalities in the various sectors- Road, Sea, Rail and Air.
From Left Wycliff Okwach, Warren Lamu, Wendy Maina, Gladys Njeri, Wahome Macharia, Michael Wambugu
Speaking at the launch of the conference, Edgar Meshack, Founder OF Afrika Mashariki Transport Awards said, “It is a great privilege to have everyone join in on this project, Transport is a very integral part of the economy. Today is the beginning of a great journey, as we begin to walk together towards driving excellence and behavior change in the Transport sector.”
As we celebrate the heroes who ensure we get to our destinations safely, we are also going to have a mental health and road safety campaign dubbed Take 5 – The campaign will see us have conversations with all transport Stakeholders from Boda Boda, Matatu, Aviation, Rail, among others,” he added. The transport expo will start on Wednesday before culminating in a gala night on Friday this week.
“The company that will win this award will attract more passengers as the travelers will have the appetite to use it more than the others. The award has a lot of brand value that will boost their business, ”said Eng Njoroge.
“The award may not have huge monetary value but the impact that will create the company will be more important in terms of their reputation,” he added.
Voting commenced on the 14th of June 2022 and continued until midnight on the 14th of July 2022. All the nominees have a code allocated to them for voting purposes and voting can be done online via the website https://afrikamasharikitransportawards.com/ and via USSD 23776.

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