Ottawa (IINA) – Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary in Canada, was voted the best mayor of the world in 2014 by the international firm City Mayor Foundation. Nenshi, a Canadian Muslim, is well known for his integrity, honesty and generosity. The prize was awarded on February 2 after he was picked from among a list of 933 mayors, surveyed by the public.
Nenshi is the first Muslim to become mayor of a Canadian city of over a million inhabitants. Born to Tanzania immigrant parents of Indian origin, he was elected as mayor in October 2010.
The Foundation's officials described him as a most popular man by all Canadians, who spends all his time at work and does not hesitate to perform any task. An IT savyy, Nenshi is addicted using social networking sites.
"Mayor Nenshi is a great communicator and is endowed with listening donations, he is sincere when he discusses everyday problems with citizens and captivates the audience when he speaks of the future of Calgary ", Tann vom Hove, Senior Fellow of the City Mayors Foundation, said in a statement.