Former Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan has been conferred a national honours of the Companion of the Order of the Volta by President Mahama for his astute contribution to Ghana's electoral regime.
The awards which was witnessed at the State House saw the president honour several distinguished senior citizens including the Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Dateh-Baah. Conferring the awards, President Mahama explained that the motive behind such conferment was to foster the habit of patriotism among Ghanaians.
The honorary conferment of Dr Afari Gyan follows a recent award in June 2015 where he received “The Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana Honorary Division” from President Mahama.
Dr Afari Gyan remains one of Ghana's most reverred Electoral Commissioners having steered the affairs of Ghana's electoral process since the establishment of the Electoral Commission in the Ghana's Fourth Republic - making him the first EC boss in Ghana's democratic era to have successfully supervised presidential and parliamentary elections from 1992 to 2012.