From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah
The Royal Philharmonic Choir Ghana, in partnership with Malaika Media Network, is set to honour the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and other distinguished personalities.
The programme, slated for June 23, is to honour the personalities for distinguished roles in society and discourse of national development.
Speaking to The Chronicle in an interview, the leader of Philharmonic Choir, Mr Richard Asante, said the honour would be to acknowledge the contributions of the personalities to the nation.
The patriots to be honoured are Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo, the former Chief Justice, Madam Georgina Theodora Woode, Nana Professor SKB Asante and Dr. Rev. Joyce Rosalind Aryee.
The rest are the Most Rev. Titus Awotwe Pratt, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong.
According to Mr Richard Asante, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo Addo would be honoured for her role in reducing child mortality and contribution to healthcare in Ghana.
The former Chief Justice would be honoured for her unique and tremendous contribution in the field of the administration of justice during her period in office.
Nana Prof. S. K. B. Asante, a traditional ruler and statesman, would be honoured by the choir for his role in helping to shape democracy in Ghana.
Mr Asante added that Dr Rev. Joyce Rosalind Aryee would be recognised for having served Ghana for more than 40 years in both the public and private sectors.
He continued that Most Rev. Awotwe Pratt would be revered for his stewardship of the Methodist Church in Ghana.
Mr Asante said Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, an Irish Priest, would be honoured for his desire to help the poor and needy, which motivated him to form the Leper’s Aid Committee.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, a politician and scientist who established the National Cardiothoracic Centre and Ghana Red Cross Society, would be honoured.
Business magnates Dr Osei Kwame Despite of Despite Group of Companies and Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong of Special Ice Group of Companies would also be honoured for their contributions to society and the development of Ghana.
The event would be held at the Bread of Life Methodist Church Auditorium, Dansoman, through a night of song ministrations which would be performed by the choir.
For the honour, each of the aforementioned personalities would be give a plaque.