- For contributing to Ghana’s socio-economic development
The president of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr Joseph Obeng, and 14 other personalities and corporate entities have been honoured with the 2021 West Africa International Press Limited’s Heroes of Distinction award.
The other personalities included Joseph Albert Quarm, Nana (Dr.) Appiagyei Dankwaso I, and Dr. Agyaba Kwame Afriyie.
They were recognised for their indescribable contribution to Ghana’s democratic and economic development at a time the world is reeling under a debilitating economic crisis due to the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic
The corporate awardees included Etoile Engineering Limited, Chocho Industries, Baah Herbal Centre, Rene Educational Centre and JIK Management Consultancy Services.
The rest were Abotare Clinic, Alternative Medical Centre, Gracelift Herbal Centre, Bright Senior High School, Kukurantumi; Jackson College of Education, Kumasi; and God’s Grace International School.
Dr. Dee Otibu-Asare, President of West Africa International Press Limited – publisher of New Ghanaian Magazine, said the objective of his outfit is to recognise trailblazers who have contributed immensely to the country’s socio-economic development, and also to ensure the ECOWAS sub-region and its residents are given “pride of place on the Africa continent”.
“To attain its lofty objectives, the publication has striven to maintain the highest ethical standards of the journalism profession through a frank, bold and vigorous presentation of facts and figures to the interest of the reading public,” he stated.
The magazine, which hit the newsstands 24 years ago, has a wide circulation in West Africa and beyond – with several blue-chip companies, corporate institutions and individuals as its subscribers.
In furtherance of its strategic objectives, the publication on an annual basis provides the platform for recognition, promotion and celebration of corporate entities and individuals of notable achievements.
“These are those whose undertakings are of strategic importance to the development of West Africa, indeed the entire African continent. Today is such an event, and we are pleased you honoured our invitation,” Dr. Otibu-Asare said.
The chairman of the governing council of Wisconsin International University College, Noble Justice Isaac Duose, congratulated the awardees, saying: “You have not been carelessly selected. You’ve been carefully selected and we are targetting that in due course you’ll be our light in the country’s developmental agenda”.