Prempeh College Alumni of year 2000 (Millennium Amanfoo Southern Branch Association) has held its maiden awards ceremony named ‘Millennium Amanfoo – Southern Branch Excellence Awards Gala’ in recognition of the association’s members who have excelled in their chosen fields of endeavour.
At an awards dinner event in Accra that offered its members an opportunity to have fun, network and rekindle old relationships, René Plahar – member of the Southern branch association and Lead Organiser of the awards said: “We seek to be inspired and celebrate the positive impact and influence of our outstanding mates whose success will ultimately impact on the association’s health and wealth. Whatever you are doing, have it at the back of your mind that you are being monitored and do it diligently”.
In all, 15 people from diverse domains of expertise and competencies were awarded with elegant appreciation plaques in addition to other attractive packages, souvenirs and many more.
The Lead Organiser explained that 14 of them were nominated for carrier excellence, with one chosen for his exceptional leadership.
“We have people from academia, politicians, accounting and finance, security services and so on all receiving awards tonight, and we are here to show them how proud we are of their excellent exploits. We are here in true fellowship and solidarity with our Amanfoo ethos,” he furthermore said.
Touching on the selection criteria, he noted that nominees go through a rigorous process: “There were so many superlative profiles, stellar credentials and so much quality, but we zoned in and drilled this to the finest strands of our high Amanfoo standards and settled on 14 nominees”.
Mr. Plahar, while admonishing his colleague to continue upholding the college’s high standards, urged them to strive in attaining the highest level of excellence and integrity – which is in accordance with its motto ‘Suban ne Nimdee’.
He is optimistic that those who did not get awards have been inspired to be on the list come the next edition.
Branch Chairman of the Association, Roland Akomeah, in his welcome address underscored the college’s importance to the alumni, saying that its role in their lives cannot be overemphasised: “Prempeh College has served as a confluence of interests, a rallying point, an educational Mecca for all of us. On 6th February 1998, students from all over the country arrived at the College. This heralded the beginning of life-long friendships, camaraderie and brotherhood. 23 years down the line, many of us have excelled in various fields of endeavour. Merit, the writers say, must be recorded and remembered”.
He encouraged members of the association to emulate the success of awardees, expressing his gratitude to them for their cooperation and support toward making the ceremony a success. “May we all learn from their achievements; let them inspire, motivate and encourage us to excel wherever we find ourselves.”
While expressing satisfaction with the event’s turnout – which he described as overwhelming, the Branch Chairman, who is among the awardees, promised BFT that subsequent editions are going to be even greater. “It feels wonderful reconnecting with old mates and reliving wonderful moments from college,” he added.
Millennium Amanfoo is the banner group of Prempeh College old students of year 2000 under which four branches exist: namely Southern, Northern, United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA).