A personality rising to the position of a regional minister of the region. This person may or may not be a native but served in that capacity and endeard him/herself to the people of the region in infrastructure, development and social cohesion among other factors.
An individual who has served effectively and efficiently in building the local governance structure of the country. The awardee should have a rich experience, knowledge, exposure and understanding of the local governance buildup. The contributions of the recipient of this award category should be unparalleled and his impact should have been felt and still felt by the beneficiaries of the local government concept.