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General News of Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Source: GNA

Asantehene, Mahama others awarded

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The Northern Youth for Peace and Development (NYUPED), has awarded 26 people in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region, for their various contributions towards the promotion of peace and development in the three Northern Regions.

The event, the third of its kind in four years, and the first in the Upper East Region, attracted various cultures with pomp and pageantry.

Four kings were awarded for their roles in peace, stability and development in the three northern Regions, and they included the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu the Second, Naa Bohugu Mahama Abdulai, Paramount Chief of Mamprugu, and Naa Tuntumbe Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, King of Gonja.

Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, National Chief Imam, Mr. Mark Woyongo, Minister of the Interior, and former Upper East Regional Minister, Mrs. Joice Bawa Mogtari, Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr. Alhassan Yakubu, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, and Mr. Sylvester Anemana, Chief Director of the Ministry of the Environment Science and Technology (MEST).

Mr. Prince Hardi, Chief Executive Officer of NYUPED, said the aim of the Awards was to appreciate the awardees’ special roles in development, and to identify themselves as brothers and sisters of the regions, with a common aim to help the poor and needy in society.

He thanked the awardees for their immense sacrifices for the nation.

Other awardees included Mr. Moses Asaga, Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Mr. Sumaila Abdula Rahman, Director of Action Aid Ghana, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko, STAR-Ghana, Mr. Abuba Shaibu, Founder and Chairman of Nasona Oils, Mr. Moro Alhassan, of the National Service Scheme(NSS) and Mr. Alhassan Adamu, founder of Royal Bank.

The rest were Dr. David Abdulai Fuseini, Founder, Shekinah Hospitals Senatu Nangtoma and Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyapong, CEO, Zoomlion, Dr. Hakeem Wemah, Board member of the Ghana Northern Development Fund and Major (retired) Albert Don Chebe, Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, who were awarded for their various roles in health and sanitation, education and development.

Reverend Eastwood Anaba Founder of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Mr. Daniel Syme, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Kwesi Nyantekyi, Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Nasiru Issahaku, Governor, Bank of Ghana, and Mr. Sule Mongtari, footballer were also among the awardees

Mr. Syme, on behalf of his colleague-awardees, thanked NYUPED for the recognition, and promised that they would strive for peace and development in all sectors of the economy.

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