As the Ghanaian online community has nicknamed him, Dr UN is a mysterious and often misunderstood individual. He has been presenting unsubstantiated United Nations (UN) global awards of excellence to some high-profile Ghanaians. His activities have raised a lot of concern, and there's been a lot of banter in the online community about whether Dr UN awards list genuine. Maybe a look into his profile will better comprehend his ideologies and whether he has the said partnerships.
You have probably seen certain popular personalities posing with the United Nations global awards of excellence. The man behind the accolades is Kwame Owusu Fordjour that was in the news and heavily discussed by the online community. Numerous people are interested in the truth about his identity and his awarding platform.
Who is Dr UN in Ghana?
Dr UN is Kwame Fordjour, the man behind UN BluePrint Mission website (taken down). On the website, Kwame claims to be assigned by the 7th UN General-Secretary Kofi Annan as a millennium ambassador to monitor the government and make them accountable to citizens.
He refers to himself as a diplomat and global ambassador with a doctorate that has questionable veracity.
Are the awards real?
They have been termed as Dr UN fake awards. Are they real or a scam? Indeed, the Dr UN awards list featured prominent personalities, which made the awarding program believable.
The United Nations of Ghana has stated they are not affiliated with Fordjour’s BluePrint Global Challenge Awards or his BluePrint Mission organization. They released the following statement:
We advise the general public to access genuine information by visiting the relevant UN agencies’ websites or the UN Ghana website on ghana.un.org/en
The Programme Manager for the Kofi Annan Foundation reiterated that Dr UN was using the name in an unauthorized way. They stated that they had warned him numerous times to desist from using the foundation’s name for his awards. The statement read:
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“Dr Fordjour has used the name of Kofi Annan, as well as his photograph and signature, without permission on several occasions and indeed has ignored a cease-and-desist letter sent to him regarding this matter. I can also indicate that he is not a UN representative, as they wrote to us recently asking if we knew anything about him.
Therefore, it is inconclusive that the Dr UN wards are a scam and if real, are only from the man himself without any affiliations to the organizations mentioned on his website.
Five interesting facts about Dr UN
Numerous people are interested in Kwame, a.k.a. Dr UN true story. Recent events that resulted in his arrest and the partners he purported to represent distancing themselves have raised many questions. Is it true that he is one of the greatest conmens in Ghana?
1. He grew up in Santasi, Kumasi
According to a close friend who came out after Dr UN’s exposure, Kwame Fordjour grew up in Santasi Kumasi. The friend's house was only 50 meters away from Kwame's, and he was also a few years younger than the infamous personality.
2. He attended KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)
Although a majority of Dr UN's stories are hardly believable, it is known that he attended KNUST SHS and later went to KNUST. He probably graduated from the institution of higher learning.
Kwame attempted to travel abroad and failed. He left the airport, but upon reaching his destination, he was immediately deported.
3. Kwame Fordjour is not his real name
Although very little is known about him, people have discovered some interesting information about his background. According to various sources, the infamous personality known as Dr UN in Ghana has a different name. His actual name is Emmanuel Owusu Fordjour. At least he kept the last name.
4. Dr UN was arrested and rearrested for jumping bail
The self-acclaimed global ambassador for the United Nations was rearrested for jumping bail by police officers. He was whisked away by plainclothes policemen at the premises of Kumasi based Hello-FM.
The Dr UN arrested headline, which was highly discussed on social media was a trending story because of the great interest in his awarding scheme. Kwame was earlier arrested and sent to the court at Asokore Mampong for fraud.
He was granted bail, and his parents signed the surety for the same. However, after failing to meet the bail's term, they were arrested and requested to produce him. Kwame was later captured while being interviewed at Hello FM.
5. He got himself into trouble very early
According to one of his close friends who confessed to knowing Dr UN when he was young, Kwame started the con game at a very young age, probably in 2001. When the friend visited him, he noticed that Kwame had a replica of KNUST and UG's metallic stamp in his bag.
This was the starting point of his game, and in the years that followed, he got more engaged in the con game, transforming into a full-time con artiste. Additionally, he was on the run as the BNI (Bureau of National Investigation) was looking for him for conning students GHC 1,500 with the disguise of securing admission to KNUST.
Dr UN has generated great controversy in Ghana as people wonder how prominent and popular personalities fell into his trap. He had already awarded various famous people in Ghana. The online community has been engaging in conversations about his true identity, and the above information provides great insight into his background.
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