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FDA Boss Among Citizens To Be Honoured By Prez Today

The Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mrs Delese Darko, will be honoured by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today, March 14, 2023.


It appears she is among the list of citizens who will be awarded for their contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.


On March 6, while speaking at the 66th Independence Day Celebration in Ho in the Volta region under the theme “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose”, President Akufo-Addo disclosed intentions to award some citizens who “distinguished” themselves in the fight in fulfilment of his promise on August 4 last year.


The first case of the pandemic was recorded in Ghana in March 2020 after cases had been confirmed in China in late 2019 and spread to other parts of the world.


Ghana has been recognised for the innovative management of the pandemic by the international community and the citizens who contributed to this will be honoured as well.


“Through their actions, they helped protect and preserve our population and won global acclaim for Mother Ghana”, President Akufo-Addo stated last Monday.


In a brief post, on Facebook, the FDA said its CEO was among the selected awardees.


“The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will confer National Honors on the FDA and its Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Delese Darko at a special awards ceremony in recognition of the remarkable and selfless services in the fight to contain the COVID-19.”


The event will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre at 2:00 p.m. 


In addition to that, President Akufo-Addo said, he will appreciate some legal workers for ensuring an amicable resolution of the maritime boundary dispute with Ghana’s immediate neighbours.


“I will, also, on that day, express the nation’s gratitude to the legal team of men and women who were charged with ensuring that the maritime boundary dispute with Ghana’s immediate, western neighbour, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, ended favourably for Ghana, thus ensuring that our western maritime resources, including their potential oil and gas reserves, remained legitimately in our possession.”




Source: Fuseini

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