Marietta, Gloria Akuffo et al honoured at 2018 GUBA Awards

GUBA Awards

Former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong and her successor, Gloria Akuffo, are among honourees at the 2018 GUBA Awards held in the UK.

The two were, however, decorated with the Outstanding Achievement Award.

GUBA celebrated the best of Ghanaian talent across board at the awards ceremony over the weekend.

The ceremony recognised and acknowledged the pioneers and forerunners of the Ghanaian community, including leaders and organisations at the top of their game.

The Awards highlighted the breath of talent and wide range of gifted Ghanaians globally and emphasised the significance of Ghanaians not only in the UK and Ghana, but also across the world.

This year’s GUBA Awards was graced by notable personalities including former president Jerry John Rawlings and was hosted by actor, Boris Kodjoe and radio and television host, Anita Erskine.

Mr Rawlings commended organisers of the Awards for recognising the effort of hardworking Ghanaians both home and abroad.

“The GUBA awards have been one of the few initiatives I have been following keenly. Any initiative that seeks to bring together and recognise the diverse cultural and economic potential of Ghanaians is one that should be embraced wholeheartedly by the Ghanaian community both home and abroad; and I am delighted that the Government of Ghana has over the past few years embraced this project and offered the needed moral support.”

Founder of the GUBA Enterprise Dentaa Amoateng noted, “We are delighted to be celebrating talented and exceptional Ghanaians as winners of the 2018 GUBA Awards.”

“From creative entrepreneurs to outstanding leaders, GUBA continues to uncover numerous role models who are breaking barriers and changing the game for Ghanaians not only in the UK and Ghana but worldwide.”

The GUBA Awards is aimed at promoting closer economic, cultural and social links between Ghana and the United Kingdom.

The winners of this year’s Awards are as follows:

GUBA Association of the year – Ghana Doctors and Dentists UK (GDDA-UK)

GUBA Celebrity Humanitarian – Kwami Sefa Kayi

GUBA Efie Ne Fie – Eric Andoh (STARBITES)

GUBA Innovation and Technology – Nelplast Ghana Limited

GUBA Leisure and Tourism – The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort

GUBA Professional of the Year – Charlotte Boaitey

GUBA Rising Diasporan – Bernard Adjei

The winners of this year’s Black Star Awards are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Ashitey Hammond

Rising Sports Star – Joshua Buatsi

Rising Star Award – Michael Dapaah

Music Excellence Award – Stormzy (Michael Omari)

Special Achievement Award – Vandyke Appiah Kubi

Television and Film Pioneer Award – Ernest Abbeyquaye

Outstanding Leadership Award – Dr Cecilia Anim

Outstanding Achievement Award – Attorney General Gloria Afua Akuffo and former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong

Outstanding Student Achiever Award – Samuel Afari

Source:| Ghana

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