His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presided over the 2023 National Honours and Awards Ceremony which came off on Tuesday March 14, 2023, at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). The National Awards are presented to persons who have made immense and recognized contributions to key sectors such as civil service, military, education, public health, agriculture, commerce and industry, the judiciary, scientific and other research, sports, culture & arts and the financial sector.
Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah, Executive Director of the National Population Council who is also a member of the Rotary Club of Accra-West, was awarded “ORDER OF THE VOLTA (COMPANION)” in recognition of her selflessness, hard work and outstanding contributions as a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force. She is a Medical Doctor and a Public Health Specialist with over 25 years of experience.
The Board and members of Rotary Club of Accra-West extend a hearty congratulation to their fellow Rotarian, Dr. Leticia, following this conferment of a state honour by His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at this year’s National Honours and Awards Ceremony. She was inducted into the Rotary Club of Accra-West in 2019 and was loaned the classification Public Health. She has diligently served the Club as Assistant Treasurer in the 2019/20 Rotary year and currently serves as the Club’s Honorary Secretary. Beyond the club she serves as the Medical Sub Committee Chair of the Host Organizing Committee for the forthcoming Rotary International District (RID) 9102 Training Assembly and Conference which will come off in mid-April and which will host Rotarians from Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger (which form RID 9102) as well Rotarians from other Districts across the globe.
Rotary International is a humanitarian organization where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. The Rotary club of Accra West was chartered on February 5, 1969, with 22 charter members. 54 years on, and now with a membership of 52. The Club has produced several distinguished Rotary leaders and executed several service projects across the length and breadth of the country. Some recently completed projects of the club include the provision of 8 mechanized borewells and a 16-seater toilet facility to communities in the Akwapem North, Kpone Katamanso and Kwabibirem Districts, carried out with the support of the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Dallas, USA.