Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (left) presenting the award to Okyeame Kwame
The People’s Choice Practitioners Awards, organised by Media Men Ghana, last Friday honoured a number of Ghanaian individuals and groups contributing to the learning and practice of health delivery in Ghana.
The event, graced by his Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, brought together distinguished personalities to the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.
The maiden edition of the awards is a national medico-social initiative geared towards celebrating excellence in the health sector.
Prominent among the awardees is renowned heart surgeon and Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, who was awarded ‘Legend of the Year. Musician and hepatitis B icon, Okyeame Kwame, also received the ‘Outstanding Health Ambassador’ honour.
The scheme saw other notable Ghanaian winners in varying disciplines of health which include Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, DCOP Dr Ebenezer Ewusi-Emmim, Dr Mike Agyekum Addo, Dr Bryte Asamoah, Dr Ellen Boakye, Dr Kwaku Oteng, Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Dr Richard Selormey, Sara Nana Yeboah, Ellen Boakye and many others.
The ultimate chief celebrant, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, is the pioneer of Ghana’s first cardiothoracic centre.
Prof Frimpong-Boateng was presented with a 24-karat medal gold medal and a brass bust of him. He was also named after a state-of-the-art first aid centre constituting three ultra-modern ambulances and a helicopter ambulance.
The ‘Outstanding Health Ambassador’ honour will be one of other numerous laurels for the versatile rapper and philanthropist Okyeame Kwame for his corporate social responsibility through his hepatitis B initiative which he started in 2009.
A month ago, he received the key to the city of Cincinnati for the same initiative.
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