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Barack Obama Honours Ghanaian Artiste Okyeame Kwame With Presidential Award
 
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20-Mar-2017  
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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian artiste and philanthropist, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, of career name, "Okyeame Kwame" has received  a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for an outstanding humanitarian effort.

The award was pinned on him on Sunday 19th March, 2017 in Ohio by USA’s immediate Ex-President Barack Obama, in recognition of his Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.

The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour is granted to US citizens and permanent residents for their voluntary community service towards development.

Starting in 2009, the awardee has in partnership with MDS-Lancet Laboratories spearheaded and funded the screening, vaccination, sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in his country. The cause, worth applauding lands him the recognition herein.

Presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key, on behalf of the former president was a congratulatory plaque with an inscription, "Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana".

The artiste expressed his appreciation to President Obama for the honor and pledged even greater intensity of his campaign towards ridding Africa of Hepatitis. The OK management has announced, earlier this year that plans were advanced to extend their Hepatitis activations to West African countries in the ensuing months.

Not long ago, he had received a key to the city of Cincinnati for the same reason, as well as an appointment as an iconic figure by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

OK, bent on inspiring creative difference takes this laurel in the midst of an overwhelming public excitement at his recent music projects, “Best Rapper Alive” and “Saucing” (which features his children Sir and Sante).

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Name: Nana Wiafe I
You have fought a good fight and also have won the race. Bravo!
 
Name: Fact Check
How can a Presidential award be given by the ex-president and NOT the current president (Donald Trump)?
 
Name: @Kakraba
You are so right! And it's so funny how they claim in the article that Obama 'pinned the award on him' when Obama is vacationing on an Island at this point. Look, we get it, Okyeame got an award & that's great but stop trying to hype it to something it's not.
 
Name: Kakraba
Haba,how can the presidential volunteer service award be the highest civilian honour in the United States. What happened to the presidential Medal of freedom award, and the Congressional gold medal awards.Records ought to be set straight. We are not villagers to be deceived with any kind of awards with any embellishments.
 
Name: Alo
Okyeame good work for lifting the flag of Ghana higher.
 
Name: truth
Real celebrity to admire not those with nude pictures circulating on social media
 



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