Dr Richard Kofi Asiedu, the Chief Executive Officer of St. Andrews Group of Schools and Companies has received the Executive Achievement Award for the year 2021 in education and training at the Ghana Leadership Awards (GLA).
The award was presented to the businessman for his contribution to secondary education and quest to complement the government’s efforts at making education accessible to all.
Presenting the award, the President of the Ghana Leadership Award, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Yao Nash, congratulated Dr Asiedu on his role toward the advancement of education in Ghana and Africa.
The awards ceremony held at the Accra City Hotel was on the theme: "Celebrating Our Heroes in a Peaceful Ghana, One People Working Together."
The Ghana Leadership Awards, according to the organisers, seeks to recognise the leadership impact of individuals and institutions that have made outstanding differences to the social, business, or educational landscapes, employment, innovation, poverty reduction philanthropic work, building nations, and promoting peace locally and worldwide amongst others.
The GLA, since its inception, has honoured several important personalities including the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, former presidents John Dramani Mahama, John Agyekum Kufuor and the late Jerry John Rawlings.
Other prominent recipients of the award include majority and minority leaders Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Haruna Iddrisu, respectively, among others.
Other awardees at the event include Dr Justice Ofori, CEO of National Insurance Commission of Ghana; Dr Kwaku Agyeman Busia, CEO of DVLA; Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior; Mr Arafat Sulemana Abdulai, CEO of the Zongo Development Fund, as well as Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, Comptroller-General of Immigration.
The President of the Ghana Leadership Awards Scheme, Rev Prof Emmanuel Yaw Nash, in his welcome address, commended the award recipients for their hard work and immense contribution to the development of Ghana.
He said the award scheme is established to raise leaders with exceptional qualities who have defied all odds, even in the pandemic era, to achieve prominent things in Ghana.
Dr Richard Kofi Asiedu has been among the frontiers of private-secondary education since 2005.
He holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and has earned several awards in Ghana and Africa.