National Honours: full list of 47 recipients

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presented national honours to deserving Ghanaians who have served the nation world in the past especially during the country’s most troubled times. Many esteemed individuals including lawyers and chief executives were awarded as part of the event for their roles in serving the country in various capacities.

In presenting the awards, President Akufo-Addo noted that the event was a national event and had no political, religious or ethnic meaning but one for Ghana and by Ghanaians. He said the event was necessary in order to recognize the efforts of those who shouldered the country’s burden in very difficult circumstances especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire maritime dispute.

The event saw 47 seven Ghanaians received medals and sashes in three categories under the Order of the Volta. There were honours for members of Ghana’s legal team at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in the maritime boundary dispute against Cote d’Ivoire. Members of the National Covid-19 Taskforce as well as Trustees of the Covid-19 Private Sector Taskforce were also awarded.

Special awards were given to Professor Akwasi Osei, first Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority; Margaret Sarpong Darkwah, Ghana’s first female Police Commissioner; Dr Veronica Agartha Martinson, a crop scientist and Emeritus Professor Johnson Kwasi Wiredu, a celebrated philosopher.

Mrs Veronica Bekoe, the designer of the popular and life-saving Veronica Bucket which became popular during the Covid-19 pandemic was also honoured with an individual award.

Below is the full list of recipients of the National Honours awards.

Order of the Volta – Companion ITLOS Legal Team

Mil Godfred Dame

Hon. Joi Gharity

Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo

Mr. H. Kwasi Premper

Ms. Pearl Akiwumi-Sireroe

Mil Godwin Diokoto

Ms Vivienne Gadzekpo

Mrs. Sylvia Adusu

Mrs Helen Awo Ziwu

Prof Dominic For

Ms. Jane Aheto

Mr. Anthony Akoto-Ampaw

Mrs Lawrence Apaalse

Head Of The Ide Technical Team

Special Awards

Professor Akwasi Osel

Professor Johnson Kwasi Wiredu

Dr. Veronica Agartha Martinson

Mrs. Margaret Sarpong Darkwah

Order of the Volta – Companion – Members of the National Covid-19 Taskforce

Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah

Dr. Da-Costa Aboagye

Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare

Prof Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Hon. Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu

Hon. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

Hon. Henry Quartey

Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe

Hon Bernard Okof-Boye

Dr. Kwame


Ms. Emma Lilian Bruce-Lyle

Dr. Badu Sarkodie

Mr. Joshua Yaw Kyeremeh

Prof. William Ampofo

Ms. Elizabeth Akua Ohene

Mrs. Delese Mimi Darko

Order of the Volta – Companion – Trustees of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund

Mil Anthony Oteng-Gyasi

Mil Omane Frimpong

Mr. Edward Effah

Mr Kwame Ofosu Bamfo

Mr. Senyo Kwasi Host

Mr. Kwabena Adjei

Mr. Kwaku Bechako

Mr. Thomas Svanikier

Mr. Daniel Ni Kwei-Kumah Sackey

Mr Kwasi Twum

Mil John Eric K Taylor

Ms. Julie Essiam

Individual Awardee

Mrs. Veronica Beroe: Designer Of The Veronica Bucket

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