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The 7 Ghanaian names on the UK New Year Honours List

BY: Abena Serwaa (AKADI MAGAZINE)
The 7 Ghanaian names on the UK New Year Honours List
London-based visual artist, filmmaker and writer John Akomfrah has been knighted (Knights Bachelor) for his services to the arts.

The United Kingdom (UK) has released the 2023 New Year Honours list and on it is seven Ghanaian names being honoured for services to environmental campaigning, education, architecture, diversity and inclusion, and business.

The list, issued by King Charles III, recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the UK.

Akadi Magazine has published a profile of the seven Ghanaians on the honours list.

They are John Akomfrah CBE,  London-based visual artist, filmmaker and writer.

John Akomfrah has been knighted (Knights Bachelor) for his services to the arts.

The others are Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, a co-founder and chair of the Ella Roberta Foundation, Mavis Maxine Amankwah a Business coach, mentor and diversity communications, Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder of the Diversity ProjectDr Jeffery Nii Adjei Tawiah Quaye, the national director of education and standards for Aspirations Academies Trust (Dartford, Kent), Maxwell Apaladaga Ayamba, an environmental journalist, academic and founder of the Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM) and Professor Lesley Lokko, an Architect, academic, author and curator

The New Year Honour List was published on December 30, 2022.

Read the full 2023 list here: High Awards, Cabinet Office and Overseas Honours