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Dr. Bernard Oko Boye, JoyNews Fred K. Smith and other changemakers honored at 2021 Humanitarian Awards Ghana

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The ever-prestigious Humanitarian Awards Ghana lived up to its billing and hype with attendance from high-profile personalities in government, leadership, entertainment, and philanthropy.

Dr. Rev Lawrence Tetteh, Founder, and President of Worldwide Miracle Outreach delivered the keynote address, highlighting the need for humanitarianism and volunteering as a sure way to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.
COVID-19 has been the biggest challenge to humanitarian operations around the world since the pandemic began and in spite of the pandemic, individuals and organizations have committed to serving society and restoring hope to our world.

Humanitarian Awards Global stands to celebrate and honor these extraordinary gifts the world has been blessed with. Awards were presented to organizations and individuals working to achieve the SDGs.

Additionally, philanthropists and NGOs in the area of healthcare were honored, with special recognition for personalities that played vital roles in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic locally and internationally.
This year’s event saw stellar performances from some of Ghana’s finest musicians and talents such as Akwaboah, Ceccy Twum, Jayana, Cwesi Oteng, Naana The Violinist, Rhymesonny, and Comedian Hogan, with hosts; Kwesi Akwatia and Priscila Addai Kwarteng —who had such amazing chemistry on stage at the Labadi Beach Hotel to celebrate change makers, which was a success.

Also in attendance was Tamas Feher, Hungary Ambassador to Ghana gracing the occasion as the Special Guest of honor.

Dr. Rev. Lawrence Tetteh and David Bekesi, Deputy Director of the Embassy of Hungary, and Mari Ellis, Managing Director of Euracare were also present as guests of honor.

This year’s ceremony dubbed ‘celebrating change makers’ has indeed thrown the spotlight on these exceptional people doing remarkably well to shine their light in the darkest of times.

The following people received honorary awards for their distinguished humanitarian achievements.

Lifetime Achievement Honorary Award:

Her Ladyship Justice (Mrs.) Georgina Theodora Wood

(Former Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana)

Distinguished Achievement Honorary Awards receivers.

  • Dr. Oliver-Commey

(Ghana Infectious Disease Centre)

  • Dr. Mrs. Gifty Lamptey

(MD of Dominion International Petroleum Ltd., Sidalco Roads, and Empire Concretes Ltd.)

  • Nanahemaa Adwoa Awindor.

(Development Queen-mother of Afigya-Kwabre Community in the Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana)

  • Dr. Ivy Asantewaa Asante

(Noguchi Research Memoria Institutes)

  • Isaac Kofi Egyir

(AG Director of Ghana Prison Service)

  • Dr. Emmanuel Ahiable

(Ridge General Hospital)

  • Madam Yaa Preprah Honorable.

(Development worker with over 30 years experience in sustainable community development.)

  • Dr. Hawa Malechi

(Tamale Teaching Hospital)

  • Mrs Hajia Alima Sagito-Saeed

(Executive Director of Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency at Northern Region, Tamale.)

  • Dr. Augustina Angelin Sylverkene

(Kumasi Center for Collaborative Center)

  • Chief MLS. Lic. Augustine E. Sagoe

(Korle Bu Teaching Hospital)

  • Dr. Mary Amoakoh-Coleman

(Noguchi Research Memoria Institutes)

  • Dr. Emmanuel Amankrah

(LEKMA Hospital)

  • Fred K. Smith

Media, Multimedia group

  • Philomina Obeng Donkor

(Ridge Hospital)

  • Dr. Eric Wedam

(War Memorial Hospital Navrongo)

  • Dr. Bernard Oko Boye

(Former Deputy Minister of Health)

  • Rev Jonathan Nii please Armah Gordson

(Korle Bu Teaching Hospital)

  • Abiola Marufatu Bawuah

(Abiola Marufatu Foundation)

  • Elaine Amankwah

(Hope Hill Foundation)

Sustainable Development Goal 1

  • Maruf Mohammed

(Green Focus Africa Foundation)

Youth Agribusiness Initiative

  • Rev. Jonathan Antonio Nii- Martey

(Michael Antonio Foundation)

Prison Support Of The Year

  • Louisa Abena Quansah

(Sharing Hope Foundation)

Child Education

  • Simon Agbeko Ekeagba

(Angelic Eyes Home Of The Needy)

Civil Servant Of The Year

  • Naa Kourkor Mayne-Eghan

(Jay Foundation)

Community Child Protection

  • Benjamin Fosu Owus- Ansah

Health Worker Of The Year

  • Bernice Adiku Heloo

(Pro-Link Organization)

(Hiv Aids And Other Communicable Disease)

  • Margaret Afriyie

(Health Worker)

Maternal Safety

  • Disability Not Inability Foundation

Physical And Mental Disability

  • Henry Osabutey

(Henry Osabutey Education Foundation)

Sustainable Development Goal 4

  • Fusena Aziz

(Fusaid Global)

Sustainable Development Goals 5

  • Joe Lambongang

(Growth Aid)

Sustainable Development Goals 6

  • Tp Women International

Sustainable Development Goal 7

  • Daniel Arthur Bentum

(Sdg Advocate)

Sustainable Development Goal 8

  • Chif Ghana Foundation

Sustainable Development Goal 10

  • Nana Yaw Osei Darkwa

(Climate Change Advocate)

Sustainable Development Goal 13

  • Gladys Biney

(Aim Ghana)

Sustainable Development Goal 16

  • Comfort Amadie

(Amadie Foundation)

Sustainable Development Goal 12

  • Richard Nii Kotei Kotey

(Ricoy Health International Foundation)

Sustainable Development Goal 3

  • Louisa Amoah

Reproductive Health

  • Vhee World Foundation

Outstanding Volunteer Group

  • Afi Antonio

(Afi Antonio Foundation)

Social Entrepreneur Of The Year

  • Empress Esi Amoah

(Empress On The Road)

Young Philanthropist Of The Year

  • Victor Obodai Anang

(Riverside Food Bank)

Outstanding Philanthropist

Watch highlights from the evet below.

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The court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh, granted Medikal a bail of GHC 100,000 with one surety.

Medikal was arrested on October,  22nd, 2021 and remanded in prison for five days after brandishing a Ruger 9mm pistol on social media.

Medikal was charged with the public display of arms and ammunitions but he plead not guilty to the charge.

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I have a very funny side – Joselyn Dumas

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Known mostly for her serious roles, Ghana’s on-screen sweetheart Joselyn Dumas is about to bring out her funny side in the new Showmax Original Ghana Jollof where she shares the screen with other fan faves like James Gardiner, Mawuli Gavor, Basketmouth, and Funnybone.

 

We caught up with the Northern Affair star, where she dished on her Ghana Jollof co-stars, her ideal script and who makes the best jollof!

 

What was your reaction when you first heard the name Ghana Jollof?

 

I thought ‘Oh my God, these jollof wars! Can we just declare the winner already?’ Then I got a call from Basketmouth and he said, ‘This is something really special to me, I’m looking for a way to do a proper collaboration between Ghanaians and Nigerians. We’re one people and this is a way for me to let people know that we’re the same.’ So it became a really nice discussion on the phone. I’ve always enjoyed Basketmouth’s jokes and I’ve seen Flatmates a couple of times so I was excited when he said he had a role for me in Ghana Jollof.

 

Tell us about your character on Ghana Jollof and would you say there are any similarities between Joselyn and the role you play?

 

I play Abena, who is an HR manager in Mensah’s bakery. She’s a bit of a senior and has a thing for the boss, Kweku. There’s some rivalry between herself and the secretary, who is her much younger subordinate. So everyone is driving to get Kweku’s attention and Abena feels like she has a bit of an edge because she’s the HR manager.

 

Now I’ve had a crush on a few people but I don’t think I would penalise anyone who is my subordinate because they have a crush on the same person as I do. Healthy competition is nice but I wouldn’t use my position to intimidate anyone out of spite.

 

Tell us a bit about your star-studded co-cast.

 

I’m very happy with the cast. On the show I’ve worked closely with Basketmouth, James Gardiner, Funnybone and Buchi. I just met Buchi for the first time and he’s hilarious.

 

Everyone brought their A-game to the show. We had so many funny moments on set where everyone was just rolling on the floor with laughter.

 

Obviously Basketmouth was in charge of the production so he’s still the boss, but when it’s time for play, he plays, and when it’s time for work he’s quite serious.

 

He’s also made sure we’re taken care of. We had a conversation where he said to me that he realised, while sitting down in meetings, that there’s a lot of disservice that has been done to a lot of creatives and talents in our industry and he’s hoping to make a difference.

 

He’s already doing that, giving all these young people a chance. For instance, the director is quite young and so is the writer and he’s given them a chance to showcase their talent and I think that’s commendable. I also work closely with James Gardiner (Kweku in Ghana Jollof) on Akwaba Magic’s Dede and he’s very talented. He’s eye candy but he also takes the job seriously. Funnybone is my friend whom I’ve known for years. This is his first time acting (in a drama), and he’s doing amazingly.

 

Would you describe this as your first comedic role?

 

Not at all. Everybody thinks that I’m quite a serious person but I have a very funny side once I get comfortable around people. So I’m always looking for that script that will bring out that side of Joselyn. I’m doing that now in Accra on Dede and my character is hilarious without even trying and I absolutely love playing that role. Playing Abena on Ghana Jollof, I’ve had some humorous moments with Basketmouth and Buchi. So I have played quite a few funny roles. People always see me in a serious sense but it’s just a protective guard.

 

What would you take away from working on Ghana Jollof?

 

Teamwork and camaraderie. Everybody was looking out for each other on the set. From the crew to the cast, everyone was hungry to see this show succeed and even go beyond Season 1. That’s what I’m taking away because it’s about time we work together and we go far together. I see that with everybody here. We would come on set by 6am and by 7pm, we’re done. That tells you the guys are passionate and they really want to get this done. Nobody feels superior to anyone; we’re all just equally coming together to create magic.

 

Did you feel any pressure to get it right given that it’s Showmax’s first comedy-drama?

 

Well thankfully I don’t have to say the jokes. But like with every production I do, there’s a little bit of pressure. Even if I’ve done it a few times, it’s always new in a sense. Also, I always feel like everything I do has to be better than what I’ve done before, so yes, I’m under pressure.

 

What do you want fans to take away from Ghana Jollof?

 

I want anyone who watches this show to have fun and be entertained. There’s drama and comedy; a lot of times when you see comedy, there’s a bit of slapstick but I love the fact that there’s drama and comedy with Ghana Jollof. There’s a storyline to it and once you follow it, it’s intriguing. Even as a character, I’m entertained. Sometimes I think ‘Why is Abena doing this? What is her problem?’. It’s also a very relatable series: everyone has had a crush on somebody and everybody has loved the attention they’ve got from people who have had crushes on them. There’s also somebody who has always felt like an underdog. Everyone can see themselves in a particular character on the show.

 

Ghana jollof or Nigerian jollof?

 

Ghana jollof because I make the best Ghana jollof anyday!

Catch Ghana Jollof now streaming on Showmax.

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