Celebrations of African landmark achievements vital to socio-economic dev’t -Y. Kumey

Mr. Yaw Kumey, CEO of Y. Kumey International Group Limited

By: Daniel Nonor

The Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Y. Kumey International Group Limited, Mr. Yaw Kumey, says the celebrations of the landmark achievements of Africans should not be seen as a passing event, but rather a lifeline for the youth to imbibe their legacies for centuries to come.

Mr. Kumey was speaking on the group’s decision to join hands with other corporate organisations to lend technical and financial support to one of Ghana’s most prestigious awards, the Millennium Excellence Awards (MEA).

The MEA is organised every five years to acknowledge and celebrate distinction in the society by individuals, groups and organisations both local and foreign, in the areas of Academia, Literature, Science, Humanitarian Cause, Charitable Initiatives, Social Service, Religion, the Arts, Sports, and Politics.

According to him, the Group deemed it paramount to support the MEA because of its belief in the total growth and development of the country, and the African continent as a whole.

It noted that though Ghana, and for that matter Africa, continues to battle with some challenges, it had undoubtedly recorded substantial growths that cut across all sectors of the economies of the various states.

It said these successes were not achieved on a silver platter, but through the hard work of people who had relentlessly sacrificed their lives, toiled, and served tirelessly to contribute to the socio-economic development of Ghana particularly, and Africa at large.

“The African continent is endowed with a lot of intellectuals and creativity which should not be left uncelebrated, because such personalities are hard to find on the continent, and even the world,” stressed to Mr. Kumey.

It stressed that celebrating personalities for their landmark achievements should not be seen as a passing event, but an opportunity to spur the youth on to imbibe their legacies for centuries to come.

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