By: Ewoenam Kpodo| Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Volta Heroes Foundation (VHF), a non-profit organisation has honoured and celebrated some 5 persons, including a couple who had excelled in various endeavours for the region, at a ceremony held in Ho, the regional capital.
The awards scheme, a brainchild of Mr Rockson Dogbegah, was instituted five years ago to honour distinguished people who have made sacrifices towards the socio economic development of the region.
The Heroes for this year were business mogul and philanthropist, Mr Eric Seddy Kutortse, owner of First Sky Group (i.e. Volta Serene Hotel, First Sky Construction, etc) for his immense contribution to job creation and good humanitarian and philanthropic works; heroic son of the land, Major-General Henry Kwami Anyidoho, a gallant leader of the Ghana Army.
The rest were Health practitioner and researcher, Dr Koku Awoonor, a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) programme pioneer at the Nkwanta District between 1996-2008 and philanthropists, Pastor Issah Anabi and Mrs Comfort Anabi, owners and operators of the Ve Deme Orphanage in the Afadzato South District since 1986.
Mr Rockson Dogbegah, Chairman, Organising Committee, VHF, in a welcome address, congratulated the awardees and urged them to continue inspiring others to also work selflessly to impact positively on humanity.
He said the awards scheme was not for just recognising indigenes of the Region but men and women who have worked towards the growth and promotion of the Region.
He called on investors to come to the Region which abounds with both human and natural resources, for investment, pledging the Foundation’s support of working closely with stakeholders to ensure the Region becomes the “envy of all.”
Council Member of Volta Heroes Foundation and Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area, Otekple Nana Soglo Alloh IV commended the Committee for the awards geared towards motivating people to do their bit to promote and develop the region.
Otekple Nana Soglo Alloh IV, who is also President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs called on all well-meaning individuals and corporate entities to support the “noble project” of the Foundation, saying, the Foundation had been hit by “donation drought” making it difficult for the scheme to be continued.
Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, who was present at the awards ceremony pledged to help the Foundation award heroes and heroines of the Region through the Coordinating Council.
He also called on citizens of the region to support policies of government and to take advantage of its social intervention policies to serve the purpose for which they were being rolled out.