The Director of Operations at the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr George Yaw Gyamfi-Osew, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration (DPA) by the Commonwealth University, Belize in Central America.
The doctorate was conferred on him at a short ceremony in Accra.
A citation accompanying the award stated that the Board of Governors of the university awarded the doctorate to him for his inspirational story of academic and professional achievements.
The citation, read by the acting Director-General of the NLA, Brigadier General Martin Ahiaglo (retd), said Mr Gyamfi-Osew was being awarded for the exemplary leadership demonstrated in management and administration of public organisations, where he served.
“The board, after due consideration, has decided to honour you, citing the following achievements; your diligence and perseverance, demonstrated continuous education which has taken you to several institutions of learning in Ghana and abroad.”
“Your ethical conduct, the humanitarian service demonstrated in the activities you have carried out involving the training of children and the eloquent application of the marketing philosophy in the running of business earned you this honour,” he said.
Mr Gyamfi-Osew said the gesture signified that no matter where one found him or herself, one would be discovered and recognised by the good things one does.
“I feel greatly honoured and this award comes as a feather in my cap. I believe it will spur me on to do the right things that I have been doing,” he said.
Mr Gyamfi-Osew is a chartered marketer and holds a Graduate Diploma in International Marketing form the London School of International Business; Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from the London Guildhall University and an MBA from London South Bank University.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, and Chartered Institute of Marketing ,UK ,and Institute of Loan and Risk Management, Ghana.
He is also a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.
He is a management consultant and the pioneer Marketing and Sales Director of NLA, which he undertook between 2003 and 2011.
He had previously worked as a Global Finance Service Executive with the British Telecommunications PLC.
Mr Gyamfi-Osew has authored a number of reports on Services and Marketing Management, including, “How has Marketing Changed? “Marketing Then and Now (Corporate Governance & Public Relations Perspective)” and ‘British Telecommunication PLC Investing in Ghana: A Feasibility Study.’
He is currently the president of the Ghana branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
There were solidarity messages from the staff of NLA, the Ghana branch of the CIMG UK and the past students association of the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Legon (PRESEC, Odadee).