UK-Born Ghanaian Entrepreneur Officially Receives MBE Award From Queen Of England

UK-Born Ghanaian Entrepreneur Officially Receives MBE Award From Queen Of England

  • British-born Ghanaian entrepreneur, Lorraine Wright, has officially received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) Award
  • The founder of University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) was decorated with the honour at Windsor Castle, United Kingdom
  • She received the award eight months after she was announced as a recipient, making her one of few Ghanaians to get the MBE recognition

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British-born Ghanaian entrepreneur and Oxford Executive, Lorraine Wright, has been honoured with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) Award from the Queen of England.

She was decorated at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom eight months after she was announced as a recipient.

The award was presented by HRH Princess Royal, Princess Anne, on behalf of the Queen.

Lorraine Wright
UK-Born Ghanaian Entrepreneur Officially Receives MBE Award From Queen Of England. Photo credit: Ameyaw Debrah
Source: UGC

Princess Anne congratulated Lorraine and commended her efforts in promoting gospel music.

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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) is a prestigious award that acknowledges the feats and service of people who have distinguished themselves in various fields across the United Kingdom.

Lorraine, who is the founder of University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY), is not the only Ghanaian who has received the award. GUBA Enterprise Founder and CEO Dentaa Amoateng MBE, Philanthropist Kofi Gyasi Adjepong Boateng, are among a few notable personalities who have received the award.

UGCY is a voluntary organisation providing a platform for University Gospel Choirs across the United Kingdom, and most recently in Ghana, to develop and showcase their musical skills, talents, and abilities.

Ghanaian Philanthropist Receives Global Humanitarian Award

Meanwhile, Ghana's own philanthropist, Afi Antonio, who is the founder of the popular Afi Antonio Foundation, has been awarded as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year at Humanitarian Awards Global 2021.

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The Awards scheme was instituted to identify, honor, and celebrate a cross-section of the most influential and accomplished businesses doing humanitarian works.

It also celebrates leaders from a wide range of industries who are committed to improving lives and preserving the environment through their work and businesses.

Sharing photos from the event on her Facebook handle, Afi Antonio also used the opportunity to express her gratitude towards the various individuals who have helped in her philanthropic works, although only one company was involved.

Ghanaian Headteacher in Eastern Region Refurbishes School with Monthly Salary

In other stories, on YEN.com.gh, the headteacher of Kwasi Nyarko Presbyterian Primary School, Richard Boakye Marfo, has used his monthly salary to paint his school building to give it a facelift.

The school, located in Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region, competes with Preparatory Schools in the community.

Marfo told GBC News that he embarked on the exercise to make the school attractive to the pupils and increase enrolment.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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