Views: 569 Accra, August 13, 2019, Tue, 10:00am Over the weekend, The 4th Ghana Nigeria Achievers Award held at the prestigious British Council Event ...
Accra, August 13, 2019, Tue, 10:00am
Over the weekend, The 4th Ghana Nigeria Achievers Award held at the prestigious British Council Event Auditorium Accra with a call for more unity and cooperation between Ghana and Nigeria.
These two countries whose close relationship dates back to pre-colonial independence have come a long way and anything that tends to bring its citizens together on the same platform such as this initiative has to be encouraged.
Comrade Barry Ndu Nwaihim, the CEO of Ghana Nigeria Achievers Award in his opening Remarks urged Government of the two countries to introduce strategies that would end the unnecessary challenges citizens encounter doing business among them.
He said that as members of ECOWAS, whatever that has to be done to totally put an end to these reoccurring obstacles should be supported by all.
He asked the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana to consolidate on the works their organization is doing and partner with them to continuously project the good image of Nigeria. Comrade Barry said that Ghana and Nigeria can take their rightful place in the international community if love, unity and cooperation are allowed to exist among them.
He called on all Awardees to see the honour being bestowed on them as a mandate to continue in their good works as eyes are watching them and lives being touched by their positive actions. He also requested for everyone’s support towards the Youth Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition Center they set up to help young people get skills that would make them less dependent on Government for jobs.
Hon. Freda Prempeh, the Deputy. Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection agreed that there is a need for more collaboration between the two countries. She commended the Organizers for such a laudable initiative and promised to support them to ensure the success of their vision.
She asked for more projection of Nigerians who are doing positive things in Ghana while urging the community to do its best in identifying those who give the country a bad name and deal with them accordingly.
H.E Olufemi Abikoye, the Nigerian High Commissioner as represented, in a brief speech commended the organizers and noted that Ghana and Nigeria are like twins that needs each other .He enumerated the effort of the High Commission in solving issues that tend to discredit the image of Nigeria.
H.E William Kanyrige, former Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria who delivered the Keynote Address on ”African Economic Integration, Challenges and Way forward” urged African leaders to take the bull by the horn in solving issues that has stalled the growth of Africa as a continent.
Some of the Award recipients included Hon. Fredah Prempeh, H.E Olufemi Abikoye, H.E William Kanyrige, Hon. Kenneth Gbandi, Capital 02 Natural Health Company Ltd, Dzifah Kaglo Elizabeth, Selorm Dzanyikpor, Dcn. Y.T Ampeh, Dr. Igwe Kingseley Chinedu, Hon. William Morenike and many others.
In all it was a successful event as Organizers promised a more exciting event when they host the 5th Edition next year.