General News of Sunday, 30 September 2007
Tema, Sept. 30, GNA - Two distinguished Ghanaians were on Friday honoured with the Certified Institute of Public Administrators of Ghana (CIPA) Fellowship awards.
Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Mantse and nine Nigerians were honoured for their important roles in moving their countries to economic, social or political successes.
While Mr Adu-Amankwah was made a fellow of the Institute, the title of Royal Grand Patron of CIPA was conferred on the Tema Mantse. The Governing Council of CIPA in conjunction with the Agency for Good Governance and Social Development (AGGSODEV) organised the official decoration of the awardees.
Each of them received a plague and a special certificate of recognition.
Speaking at the function, Dr Felix Lowen, Executive Director of AGGSODEV said the list of nominees for the awards was compiled as a result of a thorough research carried out by joint selection committees in Ghana and Nigeria.
Nii Kraku said he was overwhelmed by the presentation of the most prestigious plague of CIPA as its Royal Grand Patron to him. He was of the view that the award was one of the ways of further strengthening the cordial relationship between Ghana and Nigeria. The Tema Mantse noted that it was vital for Africans to contribute their quota to ensure good governance and effective administration on the continent.
Mr Adu-Amankwah stressed the need to develop healthy employer-employee relationship to ensure improvement in workers' welfare.
Mr Abdulwaheed Ibrahim Omar, President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, was among the nine Nigerians who were honoured as fellows of CIPA.