Former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Group CEO of CDH Financial Holdings, Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, have received honorary awards for leading the front to transform the nation through leadership and goodwill endeavors.
The two personalities were honoured at the second Father’s Day Luncheon and Awards organized by Ozon Media at the State Banquet Hall in Accra.
J.J. Rawlings was remembered for his exemplary role in ushering Ghana into a democratic sovereign State in the early nineties. In that period, the nation joined the league of democracies, where the rule of law, freedom of speech and human rights were highly upheld and practised.
It could be remembered that before that time, Ghana’s history was checkered with coup d’état, military dictatorship and a respite of temporal freedom of speech.
Mr. Adu-Sarkodee, an entrepreneur-cum-philanthropist, was also honoured for his effort in finding, reforming and transforming the lives of numerous street children in the country, especially in the Accra metropolis.
The citation read, “Fatherhood goes beyond biological relations and you have exemplified that fact….Your outreach to numerous street children and the vulnerable through the Reconciliation Ministry in Accra, has holistically transformed their lives. These children have found Jesus Christ and their lives are becoming worth living as you feed them, shelter them and educate them. Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, today, you are honoured for exemplifying love and personifying hope to your family and your world.”
Receiving the award, the CDH Boss said he deemed it a divine mandate to reconcile street and vulnerable children to God and their families, therefore he is resolute on accomplishing that task.
In an interview with the media, he challenged fathers to see their children as gifts from God and live up to expectation in executing their responsibilities towards their children in order to leave a legacy.
He called for support and partnership from individuals, churches and corporate bodies to partner the Reconciliation Ministry to reform and unearth the potentials of street children.
Ex-President Rawlings’ award was received on his behalf by a delegation of his aides.
BY Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor, [email protected]
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