2023 National Honours and Awards: List of All Prominent Winners At Prestigious State Event

2023 National Honours and Awards: List of All Prominent Winners At Prestigious State Event

  • Nana Akufo-Addo honoured some prominent members of the Ghanaian society at the National Honours and Awards on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Individuals who supported Ghana's fight against Covid-19 and others who helped the country win the maritime dispute with Ivory Coast received awards, but a total of 42 Ghanaians received the highest honours, the Order of the Volta - Companion
  • Four Ghanaians also received special awards for their extraordinary individual achievements

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The state honoured hardworking Ghanaians at the prestigious National Honours and Awards during a plush event presided over by President Nana Akufo-Addo on March 14, 2023.

The event held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) saw academics, journalists and prominent members of civil society receiving awards for their selfless service and dedication to the national cause.

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Akufo-Addo honours prominent Ghanaians at the National Honours and Awards.
A collage of some of the awards winners at the National Honours and Awards. Source: Facebook/@nakufoaddo.
Source: Facebook

The awards were grouped into three main categories as follows:

  • Exemplary work during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Ensuring Ghana won the maritime boundary dispute with Ivory Coast, and
  • Extraordinary personal achievements

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A total of 42 individuals were honoured with the highest award, the Order of the Volta – Companion.

Also, 19,557 frontline health workers received certificates and plaques for dedicated services during the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Akufo-Addo thanked those who supported Ghana’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic during a brief speech at the event.

“Our relative success in winning the fight against COVID-19 is a testament to the tireless work of our researchers, scientists, advisors, public health managers, frontline healthcare workers, hospital staff, contact tracers, the security services, public and private sector agencies, faith-based organisations, and so many others,” he said.

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A brief on the Order of the Volta Award
A page from the event brochure explaining the Order of the Volta award. Source: Facebook/@kwabena.nsafoa
Source: Facebook

Here is a full list of all the prominent individuals honoured with the Order of the Volta (Companion)

The 42 awardees were recognised for the support they gave the state in the fight against the pandemic and Ghana’s victory in the maritime dispute with Ivory Coast at the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea (ITLOS).

  1. Vivienne Gadzekpo
  2. Godfred Dame
  3. Joe Ghartey
  4. Gloria Akuffo
  5. Prof H. Kwasi Prempeh
  6. Helen Awo Zewu
  7. Jane Aheto
  8. Lawrence Apaalse
  9. Pearl Akiwumi Siriboe
  10. Godwin Dzokoto
  11. Sylvia Adusu
  12. Prof Dominic Fobi
  13. Anthony Akoto Ampaw
  14. Dr Anarfi Asamoah-Baah
  15. Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare
  16. Kwaku Agyeman Manu
  17. Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye
  18. Dr Franklin Aseidu Bekoe
  19. Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano
  20. Dr Badu Sarkodie
  21. Prof William Ampofo
  22. Delese Mimi Darko
  23. Dr Da-Costa Aboagye
  24. Prof Yaw Adu-Gyamfi
  25. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
  26. Henry Quartey
  27. Bernard Okoe-Boye
  28. Emma Lilian Bruce-Lyle
  29. Joshua Yaw Kyeremeh
  30. Elizabeth Akua Ohene
  31. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi
  32. Edward Effah
  33. Senyo Kwasi Hosi
  34. Kwaku Bediako
  35. Daniel Nii Kwei Kumah-Sackey
  36. John Eric Taylor
  37. Omane Frimpong
  38. Kwame Ofosu Bamfo
  39. Kwabena Adjei
  40. Kwasi Twum
  41. Julie Essiam
  42. Veronica Bekoe (Individual awardee for the designer of the Veronica Bucket)

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Special award for extraordinary achievements

The president explained on his Facebook page that the third category of awardees are those few individuals whose works deserve the plaudits of the nation. They are as follows:

  1. Prof. Akwasi Osei (Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority)
  2. Margaret Sarpong Darkwah (Ghana’s first female Police Commissioner)
  3. Prof. Johnson Kwasi Wiredu (Renowned philosopher)
  4. Dr Veronica Agartha Martinson (Crop scientist)

Ghana and 9 others named Africa's most powerful countries

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that Ghana Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and six other African countries emerged in a report that ranked the most powerful African countries.

The report states that the countries were ranked based on their economic and political advancements.

Africa's most populous country Nigeria and some prominent countries on the continent missed out on the report.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.