H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 cut sod for the construction of GH¢5 million Ghana Awards Scheme House.
The Award House will serve as the administrative building for the Head of State Awards Scheme.
The President in a social media post said;
“On Wednesday, 7th April 2021, I cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the “Ghana Award House” – a new administrative building for the Head of State Award Scheme.
Since its inception in 1967, the Award Scheme has challenged and touched the lives of many young Ghanaians. Not only has the Scheme challenged them to find their true purpose, passion and place, but it has also enhanced the employability skills and competencies, giving them the opportunity to serve the nation in various voluntary capacities.
Ghana will be the second country in Africa, after the Presidents’ Award of Kenya, and one of thee few countries globally, to have its own administrative office.”
Speaking during the sod-cutting, he said, “It will be constructed at a cost of five million cedis (GH¢5 million), and it will help drive growth, impact, and the effective and efficient delivery of the Award Scheme to all young people in Ghana and beyond.
Completion of the Ghana Award House project will put Ghana ahead of many of the countries running the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, and will mean that Ghana will be the second country in Africa, after the Presidents’ Award of Kenya, and one of the few countries globally, to have its own administrative office.”