8 chiefs, entrepreneurs honoured

The award personalities after they have been honoured. Photo, Seth Adu AgyeiThe Technological University of the Americas (TUA) has conferred honorary doctorate degrees on eight Ghanaian entrepreneurs and chiefs.

The awards were in recognition of their exceptional leadership qualities and passion to bring positive change in their chosen fields of endeavour.

The awardees were Nii Tetteh Kwei II, Nii Hansen V, Kelvin Nii Tackie, Colonel Albert Dawohoso and Henry Manly-Spain.

The rest are Mr. Francis Binnatige Danyi, Mr. Paul Sowah and Mr. Peter Mensah.

Conferring the honorary award, Professor Rampasard Hewbett, President of TUA, said all the eight Ghanaians were role models in their chosen fields in the country.

He charged them to be change-agents in the country and to strive to bring the needed leadership on the African continent.

Prof. Hewbett expressed disappointment at the educational system globally and called for practical oriented education rather than theoretical.

He explained that education must be action-driven, practical and innovative and that tertiary institutions on the continent must move away from “too much talking” and teach their students entrepreneurship.

He commended the awardees for their hardwork and urged them to engage in continuous learning in order to impart positively on people in the country.

Prof. Hewbett disclosed that soon, TUA would establish its Ghanaian campus in Accra in order to train the needed entrepreneurs locally for the Ghanaian economy.

Nii Hansen V on behalf of his colleagues expressed appreciation to TUA for the honour done them and promised to bring the needed change and leadership qualities into the country.

During the ceremony, TUA also appointed Dr. Emmanuel Osei Asiamah, a Business Finance Consultant, to full professorship in the school.

The appointment makes Dr. Asiamah the first African professor in the school.

He thanked the council members of TUA for the appointment and urged all young Ghanaian entrepreneurs to dream big and change their way of thinking.

By Joseph Edu Archison and
Gifty Ansah

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