28 Ghanaians and 5 foreigners given state awards by President Mahama

By Michael Eli Dokosi

28 Ghanaians and five foreigners were rewarded for their dedicated service to the state and humanity when President John Dramani Mahama conferred a total of 33 National awards on them last Friday.

The President urged young fellows to emulate their seniors and eschew greed in their daily dealings especially when pursing development goals of the country.

Out of the number, 15 personalities were honoured with "Companion of the Order of the Volta", five decorated with "Officer of the Order of the Volta", and 10 people with "Member of the Order of the Volta."

Two were honoured with Grand Medal, while one person was honoured posthumously.

Recipients of the Companion of the Order of the Volta were; John Henry Martey Newman, Nana Ato Dadzie, Doe Adjaho, Professor Kwesi Botchwey, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong, Ato Kwamena Ahwoi, Joseph Henry Owusu Acheampong, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, John Sackah Addo, Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay (Rtd), Paul Tawiah Quaye, Major General Joseph Narh Ainkrah (Rtd), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Samuel Vilas-Akyianu and Colonel David Gbon Zanlerigu(Rtd).

Those in the Officer of the Order of the Volta were; Ambassador Chris Kpodo, Professor Raymond Bagulo Bening, Osei Tutu Prempeh, William Kwadwo Asiedu and Michael Kofi Bansah.

Recipients of the Member of the Order of the Volta were; Ambassador Agnes Aggrey-Orleans, Dr Uma Sen, Miss Mary Steele, Sophia Gifty Awotwi, Justice Stephen Allan Brobbey, Professor Justice Samuel Kofi Date-Bah, Woeli Kwaku Kemevor, Naa Alhaji Salifu Dakurah, Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi and Henricus Johannes Maria Wienjes, Manfred Schroeder and Dr Christopher John Kirubi Ebs were awarded with Grand Medals of the Order of the Volta, while Dr Michael Roy Appiah was posthumously awarded the Grand Medal of the order of the Volta.

Vice President Amisaah Arthur, Ministers of State, Heads of some government institutions and family members of the awardees were all in attendance.

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