The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has been awarded the Champion of Nzemaland Development awards, among nine other outstanding people of the area.
The rest of the awardees are the Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Immediate Past Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Kabral Blay Amihere, who received the Media Development Award, the CEO of Ghana Gas and Dr George Adjah-Sipa Yankey, who received the State Enterprises Leadership Award.
Others are the CEO of Franklin Company, Mr Frank Buah, the Paramount Chief of Nsein Awulae Adjavi Kwame 11, received the Traditional Leadership Award, a former Minister of Education, Mr Lee Ocran, was also awarded as well as the Founder of Manye Academy; Professor Kakari Noku.
Others include, the Ellembelle District Director of Health Services, Mrs Elizabeth Corney, the CEO of KARELA Group of Companies, Mr David Cobbinah Brigidi, Ellembelle District Chief Executive, Mr Daniel Eshun, Former for Nzema-East Municipal Chief Executive Mr James Cobbinah and the Ellembelle District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of P Stella Sedormey, were also awarded.
The maiden Nzemaland Development award was on the theme: “Recognising Our Own As We Sustain The Nzemaland Development Agenda.”
It was organised by the Nzema Manle Council in conjunction with the Historic Nzema Project at a ceremony at Kamgbunli in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
Guest Speaker for the occasion, General Augustine Peter Blay (Rtd), Ghana’s Ambassador to La Cote D’Ivoire expressed gratitude to the organisers of the event.
He asked Nzemas to come together to foster peace and unity to propel the development of the area irrespective of their political differences.
He called for peace before, during and after the 2016 general election.
Receiving the ultimate award, Mr Kofi Buah who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum, expressed gratitude to Nzemaland for the recognition.
He said the award has reinvigorated his spirit to initiate more developmental projects and social interventions to better the standard of living of people in the area.
He called on Nzemas to come together and rally behind him in his quest to bring more development to the area.
Mr Kofi Buah said: “Politics must reach an advanced stage such that acrimony, and divisive tendencies do not characterise our political discourse but see ourselves as one people with a common destiny”.