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Thu, Sep

First visually impaired Ghanaian Minister presents award to John Mahama

Former President John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama last Wednesday granted audience to the immediate past Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa, in his office in Accra.

Dr Daannaa, Ghana's first visually impaired Minister of State who served in the former President's administration, visited his former boss to present to him a Man of Courage Award he received at the 2017 EMY Awards in Accra.

The Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) Award recognised Dr Daannaa for being the first visually impaired minister, for his dedication and work as a civil servant, as well as his role as a Director in the Ministry of Chieftaincy for more than 19 years. The award also honoured him for the courage that enabled him to pursue, despite his impairment, various levels of education including a PhD.

President Mahama congratulated the former minister on the award and encouraged him to continue to serve his country as he had done in the past, reiterating that Dr Daannaa served diligently and worked as hard as any other minister in his administration.