Dentaa Amoateng honoured with MBE award

BY: Forgive Adjoa Forfoe

In recognition of her services to UK- African Diaspora Relations, Dentaa Amoateng, a Ghanaian actress, TV presenter, producer, manager and philanthropist has been honoured as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

MBE is an award conferred on a person for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. Dentaa, the CEO of Ghana-UK Based Achievement Award (GUBA) Enterprise, has rendered many services worthy of commendation in the past years.

Many of her initiatives such as the GUBA awards, GUBA Expo, GUBA Foundation and GUBA Careers Fair have initiated many projects for the well being of the African community in the UK.

The appointment comes under the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (2016) in recognition of Dentaa’s services to UK-African Diaspora Relations.

 “I am very honoured and ecstatic to have been considered for the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. This is beyond my imagination and I am truly grateful for this honour. Improving African affairs within the UK is one of the key objectives of my organisation, GUBA Enterprise,” she expressed her excitement.

She also told Showbiz on Tuesday that, “I am just pleased to have made Ghana proud. I pray this award will  encourage young people to  live their dreams as they do not know who may be watching or who they are inspiring’’

Her various developmental projects with GUBA inspired her nomination in the 2011 Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Future 100 Awards. In 2013, she was also honoured by the African Women in Europe Award.

Dentaa won the prestigious Events Organiser title at the Women4Africa Awards the following year and in October 2015, The Leadership of Young Professionals & Youth Coalition (YPYC) awarded her with The Young Female Professional Role Model of the Year prize.

The GUBA Awards was set up in 2010 to highlight and acknowledge the achievements of Ghanaians/Africans within the United Kingdom.

 GUBA has since expanded its branches from an awarding body to  more diverse organisations such as GUBA Foundation,a charity organisation set up to tackle under-represented health issues within the African and Caribbean community in the UK. It is currently working to raise funds to purchase 100 incubators in a bid to tackle infant mortality in Africa.