- Kwame Fordjour, the man at the centre of the UN Kofi Annan awards saga, has broken his silence
- In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh, Fordjour has given a spirited defence of the scheme
- According to him, the scheme is governed by rules and not fake as being portrayed in the media
- He also disclosed that the follwoing the awards and revelations, he has received threats death threats
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Kwame Fordjour, the founder of Global Blueprint Excellence Awards, which recently honoured prominent Ghanaians, has spoken to allegations that his scheme is fake.
Kwame Fordjour, who holds himself as Ph.D. holder (doctor), held what he called the 7th Global Leadership Service to Humanity Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020.
The awardees were drawn from various spheres of life with entertainers, politicians, business people, among others on the list.
At the awards, 'Dr' Fordjour gave out plaques which had “UN Kofi Annan Excellence Awards” inscribed on them in a bid to draw a link between the scheme, the UN, and the late Kofi Annan.
But days later, it has turned out that the organiser of the awards is a shady character who has no connections with the United Nations or Kofi Annan.
Following these revelations, many Ghanaians have concluded that the awards scheme is fake and have been blasting the organiser and recipients on social media.
But in an interview with Joy News monitored by YEN.com.gh, Fordjour has insisted that the scheme is credible and not fake.
According to him, there were rules governing the giving of the awards so he is surprised people are not seeking clarifications from him but concluding that the scheme is fake.
Fordjour, who described himself as an advocate for development and excellence. revealed that he had not wanted to speak but had to come out because people were threatening him over the awards.
“I am surprised because this is an open thing that we just held. If anybody has a problem with me or our institution, they should have contacted us for clarification.
You calling us fake when you don't know the rules is not the best. People are threatening me and I never wanted to speak out but have to.
"I have been an advocate for development, excellence and honouring others and attached ourselves to global icons and leadership to bring this award up," he stated.
As already reported by YEN.com.gh stars including Sarkodie, D-Black, Berla Mundi, Nathaniel Attoh, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, and Natalie Fort, were among the recipients.
Meanwhile, rapper and entrepreneur, Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known in entertainment circles as D-Black has reacted to the news of his award being fake.
In a post on Twitter, D-Black has lashed out at critics of the award and citation he received last week.
“So ghana ppl ebe say we no like read or what? Lol. Where did it say it was a United Nations Award? Or as u see Kofi Annan’s image and name noor ebe UN Awards. Chale take ur education seriously oo yoooo lol. This ‘Dr.’ is a Character tho”
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