by Nana Kwame Asaante

March 20, 2017


Okyeame Kwame gets award from Barack Obama

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian artiste and philanthropist, Okyeame Kwame, has received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for an outstanding humanitarian effort.

The award was pinned on him on Sunday 19th March, 2017 in Ohio by USA’s immediate Ex-President Barack Obama, in recognition of the artistes’s Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.

The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour, is granted to US citizens and permanent residents for their voluntary community service towards development.

Starting in 2009, Okyeame Kwame has in partnership with MDS-Lancet Laboratories spearheaded and funded the screening, vaccination, sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in Ghana.

The award which was presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key on behalf of the former president was a congratulatory plaque with an inscription, “Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana”.

The artiste expressed his appreciation to President Obama for the honour and pledged to intensify his campaign to rid Africa of Hepatitis.

The OK management announced earlier this year, plans to extend the Hepatitis activities to other West African countries in the coming months.

Not long ago, he had received a key to the city of Cincinnati for the same reason, as well as an appointment as an iconic figure by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

Bent on inspiring creative difference, Okyeame Kwame takes this laurel in the midst of an overwhelming public excitement at his recent music projects, “Best Rapper Alive” and “Saucing” (which features his children).

By 3news.com|Ghana

 

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