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Business News of Thursday, 30 April 2015

Source: GNA

Prof. Delle inducted into Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame

Professor Edmund Nminyem Delle, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rabito Clinic Limited has been decorated and inducted into the Ghana Entrepreneur Awards distinguished Hall of Fame.

Prof Delle tagged as an internationally acclaimed and renowned dermatologist, was born on November 18, 1943 at Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

The Ghana Entrepreneur Awards, launched in 2010, is meant to recognize and award distinguished entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian community and showcase leading entrepreneurs in the country.

The 2015 Entrepreneur Awards recognized outstanding achievements of 120 entrepreneurs and inducted another 25 into the Ghana Entrepreneur Awards Hall of Fame.

The Foundation noted that his sterling leadership and entrepreneurial skills had won him and his company several laurels locally and globally.

A citation which accompanied the decoration lauded the accomplishment of Prof Delle for setting up 16 branches of the clinic throughout Ghana, majority of which are located in rural communities where access to healthcare is a challenge.

Rabito Clinic Limited ensures the delivery of first class medical services in general healthcare and emergencies; with specialised care in dermatology; treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); antenatal care; and medical for care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Currently, Professor Delle is an Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at the University of Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, and a member of many national and international professional bodies including Fellow of the American Association of Dermatologists (FAAD) (1986).

He is also a Member of the British Association of Dermatologists (MBAD) (1992); Commissioner for the International Commission for Health Professional (ICHP), an affiliate of the WHO (1989); Founding Member and a former National Secretary of the Ghana Society of Dermatologists; Founding Fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeon (2005), and Founding Member of the African Association of Dermatologists, on which he served as Vice-President and Secretary General between 1991 and 1997.

He has been honoured with several awards over the years for his dedication and remarkable achievements in Health, Human Rights and Dermatology.

He is also the Board Chairman of the Catholic Centre of Hope for the Aged, Sick and Needy in Society. As a Secretary of the Catholic Doctors Guilds of Ghana, he organized the first Pan-African Congress of Catholic Doctors in Ghana in 1984.

He also served as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Standard Magazine and Newspapers Limited from 1976 to 1999.

Prof. Delle is also the Founder and President of the African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters, Ghana (CASPSDH), an NGO, whose objectives include the creation of treatment centres in all the 10 regions in Ghana and throughout Africa for victims of human rights violations and their families by providing counseling, food, clothing, shelter and schooling for them, and increasing awareness of health and human rights issues through lectures, symposia and advertisements; and establishing information, research and publication centres.

In 2003, Prof. Delle was elected National Chairman and Leader of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) for a four-year term.

The Minister of Trade at the 2015 awards said the ministry was mindful of the challenges facing the business community and was working seriously to mitigate the situation.

“Our goal is to empower and push small and medium enterprises to grow into global giants to drive the national transformation agenda,” he added.

He also said government had instituted policies and programmes to ensure businesses operated more efficiently and effectively to create more jobs for the teeming unemployed youth for improved living standards.

Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, EFG President and Founder, classified the award as an important medium to inspire Ghanaians to undertake the entrepreneurship path and enhance the visibility of Ghanaian entrepreneurs and businesses in Ghana.

He added that the Ghana Entrepreneur Awards was instituted to encourage entrepreneurs to continue innovating and sustaining their leadership to efficiently and effectively run their businesses.