Roland Agambire, Chairman of AGAMS Group, has been adjudged Ghana’s most influential personality for the year 2012 at the third edition of e-TV Ghana’s Most Influential Awards.
Theresa Oppong-Beeko, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manet Group, was voted Ghana’s second most influential personality followed by the Chairman of the Electoral Commissio (EC), Dr. Afari Gyan, who was named Ghana’s third most influential personality.
The event was attended by distinguished personalities, including the chief of Dodowa, Nene Okukurubuor Kwesi Agyemang V, Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, Julius Debrah, Greater-Accra Regional Minister, Ben Bruce, CEO of Silverbird Group and a host of CEOs from the public and private sectors.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was voted Ghana’s fourth Most Influential Personality while Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor emerged Ghana’s fifth most influential personality for 2012.
The Ghana Most Influential Awards was instituted by E-TV Ghana to highlight, celebrate and award Ghanaians who are making a huge impact in the lives of Ghanaians and contributing to the development of the society in general.
Receiving his award, Mr. Agambire, who was visibly excited as the day happened to be his birthday, expressed his gratitude to the gathering, Ghanaians and e-TV viewers in particular for honoring him.
He entreated Ghanaians to be proud of their own people and also celebrate the achievements of Ghanaians.
Ben Bruce, CEO of Silverbird Group, Nigeria, noted that several opportunities exist for businesses in Ghana.
He noted that Ghana is the beacon of democracy in Africa, and encouraged Ghanaians to be proud of their democratic credentials.
Greater Accra Regional Minister, Julius Debrah commended e-TV for providing a unique platform to celebrate Ghanaians.
Explaining how the most influential personality is chosen, Ebo Gyebi, General Manager of e-TV Ghana, in a post event interview, stated that ‘in the months of November and December, e-TV conducts a poll through texting to select the names of people perceived by the public to have made a great impact on the society. Viewers have 100 percent power to decide who the most influential personalities are. The idea is for people to determine who they believe has impacted their lives and the Ghanaian society positively.”
Past winners of the topmost award are Cardinal Turkson who was voted Ghana’s Most Influential Personality for the year 2010 and Joseph Siaw-Agyepong, CEO of Zoomlion who was voted the Most Influential Personality for 2011.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri