Multiple-award winning Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rigworld International Services, Dr. Kofi Amoa-Abban, has received the GUBA Black Star award for Young Oil and Gas Entrepreneur at the 2017 GUBA Awards held on Saturday in London, UK.
The decision to award Dr. Amoa-Abban was announced in May in a statement by GUBA, and the young entrepreneur was pleased to receive such high recognition.
Dr. Abban, prior to his nomination, received the award for the Most Extraordinary Entrepreneur at the 2016 Tema Excellence Awards, the Rising Star at the 2016 Exclusive Men of the Year Awards (EMY) and CEO of the Year Award and the Oil and Gas Personality of the Year Award at the 2016 Oil and Gas Ghana Awards.
The awards event was attended by many distinguished guests including the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Hon. Catherine Afeku; Deputy Chief of Staff to the President and Political Assistant (Ghana), Francis Asenso-Boakye; MP Dianne Abbott; Eugene Akwasi-Ayisi, Labour Party Cabinet Member Communities Haringey; GUBA Patron and Actor- Hugh Quarshie , Rahul Gopinath, Regional Director for AfricaECOM Agroindustrial Corp; Iain Walker – New British High Commissioner to Ghana and X-factor finalists- Reggie N Bollie- among others.
In a released video solidarity message from the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, he said he has been keenly observing the impact of GUBA and commended them for their effort to inspire and celebrate Ghanaian achievers.
“I have been a keen follower of the activities of GUBA and I must say they have done a brilliant job, especially in helping to consolidate the economic, social and tourism link between the UK and Ghana. We should all stand ready to support GUBA. The cooperation between public and private sector players will only help to steer on Ghana’s development as we seek to create wealth, prosperity and jobs for our people,” the President said.
Among other award winning personalities and groups are Ghanaian Alumni Award – Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA), Charity of the Year Award – Action Through Enterprise (ATE), Professional of the Year Award – Joshua Siaw, Made in Ghana Award – Peini Skincare, Efie Ne Fie Award – Vanetta & Vemilleon Ackah – Kiddie Garden Nursery International and Business Start-up of the Year – Purete Nature.
Others are Maidie Arkutu – Female Influential Leader, Apostle Kwadwo Safo – Innovative Pioneer, Anas Aremeyaw Anas – Exceptional Journalist, Michael K. Obeng – Humanitarian Spirit, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom – Excellence in Business, Ghana, Mr. & Mrs. Mensah (Uncle John’s Bakery) – Enterprising Business Award and Kwaku Oteng – Outstanding Industrialist.
The rest are Kelvin Doe – Young African Innovator, Dr. Nii Dzani – Influential Economist, Dr. Jason Sarfo-Annin – Student Achiever of the Year, Mrs. Ivy Manly-Spain – Female Excellence in Oil and Gas Award and Chris Hughton – Outstanding Achievement Award.
Story: Seth Ameyaw Danquah, Takoradi, Western Region