Former Director General of Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA) Paul Asare Ansah was Thursday, April 11 awarded at the 6th Ever Global Achievers Leadership Awards ceremony held at the British Council Hall.
Mr. Ansah, who is currently the technical advisor to the Minister of Transport and an aspiring Member of Parliament for the Asuogyaman Constituency, was honoured with two awards for his contribution “to the people of Asuogyaman and its nearby communities”.
He was awarded the Community Impact Personality Award and the United Clergy International Association Award.
As the guest speaker at the ceremony, Mr Ansah in his keynote address called on African leaders to stand up for Africa and rescue the continent from the shackles of neo-colonialism.
He lamented that many people in leadership positions scramble for wealth as their primary objective instead of dedicating themselves selflessly to the well-being of the ordinary people.
He called on leaders to adopt a servant mentality and work hard to save Africa from persistent unemployment, poverty, deprivation and underdevelopment.
Mr Ansah advised the new graduates, who attended the ceremony, to work hard, strive for excellence and avoid corruption wherever they might find themselves in employment or as entrepreneurs.