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PRAAD exhibits Kassardjian’s work

An exhibition of the works of the late Chief Executive Officer of the famous Kassardjian Industries, Baron Kassardjian, was mounted in Accra by the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD) as part of the five-year anniversary celebration of his death.

On display at the one-week exhibition were collection of pictures of his construction and industrial works across the country, citations and the haul of awards he received during his five decades of work in Ghana.

The late Mr Kassardjian arrived in Ghana from Lebanon in 1943 and after a while in Accra, settled in Tamale in the Northern Region where he started as a supplier and road contractor in the early 1950s and gained prominence in his critical role in the sheanut business, winning him several awards, both locally and internationally.

His good works earned him numerous road construction and housing projects across the length and breadth of Ghana.

Eulogising him at the exhibition, the Omanhene of the Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, said the late Mr Kassardjan lived a life worthy of emulation by all, particularly, the dedication and selflessness he attached to his work.

He gave an example of the nature of the good quality roads the late Kassardjian constructed in the northern part of the country.

In his welcoming address, the aacting Director of the PRAAD, Mr Felix Ampong, expressed appreciation  to the family of the late Baron Kassardjian particularly, his daughter Miss Margaret Kassardjian, for donating the works, including the awards, citations and other materials of the late Kassardjian to the National Archives.

According to him, by so doing, they have given the opportunity for the rest of the world to share in the life of the illustrious son, Kassardjian.

Mr Ampong encouraged other families to follow the example of the Kassardjian family by donating such archival materials to the PRAAD so the rest of the world can share in their achievements.

By Times Reporter

Exhibition pix/samba/7-2-19   Nana Nketsia V interacting with guests flanked on the right by Miss Margaret Kassardjian

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