TWO Ghanaians were on Sunday honoured with Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees by the California University, USA for various achievements in their fields of endeavour, at a ceremony held at GIMPA, in Accra.
The two honorees were Daasebre Nyarko Asumadu Appiah, who was honoured with PhD in Humanities and Rural Development, and Nana Yaw Adoffo Kiisi, who was decorated with honours in Engineering Science.
Prof. Dr. Truly Busch, Germany-based Country Director of the California University, who decorated the two, commended them for their immense contribution to national development.
Daasebre Appiah, who is the Oseawuohene of Akyem Abuakwa traditional area, was honoured for his remarkable contributions to peace and security as well as education and agriculture in his area.
“Within a comparatively short period of your enstoolment, you have consciously or unconsciously brought dignity, honour, respect, high sense of service and enviable admiration to the Asona Royal Oseawuo stool,” a citation accompanying their awards read.
Daasebre Appiah, who is the Group Chairman of B.M Kings, was also commended for a library facility at Akyem Wenchi.
On the part of Nana Kissi, the citation extolled his contribution to national development particularly in the area of engineering.
“Indeed, he has demonstrated commitment to the community and the society as a whole,” the citation added.
Giving reasons for the conferment of the award on the two entrepreneurs, Dr. Samuel Afriyie Asante, Director of the Ghana Campus of California University, admired their contributions to the socio-economic development of the country which positively affected many lives.
Ing. Kwaku Boampong, President of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, congratulated the new doctors for their achievement, and reminded them of the need to be guided by what he referred to as pillars for successful living.
By John Vigah