The Millennium Excellence Foundation (MEF) will on February 13, 2020 launch the 5th Millennium Excellence Awards (MEA), Ghana’s most prestigious and independent awards, in Accra.
Known for its integrity and reputation for excellence, the foundation has through the quinquennial awards, recognised institutions and individuals in all sectors of the Ghanaian economy for their varied contributions to national development.
More than 1,600 individuals and organisations have been nominated in the 37 categories under the award, which is scheduled to take place in Accra in July 2020.
The nominees were carefully selected by a MEF research team based on their selflessness, dedication, effort, knowledge and contribution to Ghana’s socio-economic and political development.
The names of the nominees will be published in the Daily Graphic for the public to nominate one person or institution in each of the categories.
The public also have the opportunity to nominate individuals and entities who they feel are deserving of a Millennium Excellence Award, but have not been captured in the list. All new nominations outside the published names must be justified with reasons for consideration.
Chairperson of the foundation, Grace Amey-Obeng, will perform the launch of the event which will be attended by a representative of the life patron, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and other past laureates of the awards.
The life patron ensures the sustainability of MEF mission. It is headed by the founder, Ashim Morton, whose goal is to drive the principles of sustainable development in Africa.
The chairman and vice chairman together with the board of directors are the policy makers of the foundation. All members of the foundation are experts in the fields of attention of the foundation’s policy framework.
The foundation focuses most of its resources in three key areas which are Agriculture and Food Security; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Science [WASH]; and Innovation and Technology.
The three areas of focus are headed by the president, board of governors, advisory technical team and programme managers. This executive team, serve a five-yearly term and responsible for the overall management of the foundations prize ceremonies and consultancy services it provides. The Team works with our partners to ensure the sustainability of our mission.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU