The Member of Parliament for Yendi, Alhaji Umar Farouk Aliu Mahama, has received an honorary recognition which acknowledges him among the ‘Top 30 Achievers’ of Coventry University, United Kingdom, Alumni.
At a joint special Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU)/Coventry University Alumni Dinner and Recognition Night in Accra, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama received a citation that communicates the development.
The citation reads: “In recognition and appreciation for your outstanding accomplishment in your chosen endeavour, we recognise you as one of the Top 30 Achievers after a decade of partnership between Coventry University and GCTU in education capacity-building.
Your exceptional skills, devotion and professionalism thus bring honour and prestige to your fellow alumni and alma mater.”
Accepting the award, Alhaji Farouk said: “On behalf of myself, my team and constituents, and my family, I thank my alma mater for the honour of this recognition. I am deeply humbled by the honour, and I accept the challenge that it imposes on me to continue to seek the best of humanity and to lead exemplary leadership hinged on nothing else but development, compassion and the people-first.”
He also acknowledged the importance of the award and thanked Professor John Latha, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University, who was the Special Guest of the occasion.
“I would like to thank the Vice Chancellors of Coventry University and GCTU for conceiving this idea to reward the top 30 achievers after a decade of collaboration between the two institutions. We, the alumni, accept the awards and promise our unwavering support for the growth of this outstanding institution as alumni. Together, we will expand and improve GCTU and Coventry University in Africa,” he said.
Expressing that it didn’t come as a surprise to him that GCTU has been recognised as Africa’s premier institution for capacity-building in Procurement and Supply Chain Management 2022, Alhaji Farouk added further that his constituents were resilient and committed to building a confident Yendi which is united and at peace with all and sundry.
This, he said, underpins his individual initiatives to tool farmers in the constituency, empower the youth and women, care about their health, and support the needy school children.
Alhaji Farouk is also the Board Chairman of the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC)
He has broad technical experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, with extensive knowledge of procurement standards, principles, practices and procedures.
He has experience in distribution, warehousing, logistics management, information systems, and procurement management, and also possesses excellent knowledge in risk and project management.
He again thanked Prof. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, Pro-Vice Chancellor; Prof. Ebo Hinson, Africa’s Celebrated Researcher; and Dr. David King Boison, whom he described as an outstanding lecturer who taught them to either drink deep or taste not.
President of the Alumni, Eng. Mark Affum Amoamah, also thanked the two universities for the recognition.