Executive President of the Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission, Dr Samuel Ato Duncan has been honoured with an honorary professorship in research by the Alfred Noble University of Ukraine, for his outstanding research and discoveries in the area of health.
Together with other six awardees, including the former minister for Gender, children and social protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba, Dr Duncan was acknowledged for being a shining star in contributing to the reduction of poverty and improving the welfare of humanity.
An induction ceremony was held by the Alfred Noble University in Accra last Saturday to honour seven outstanding Ghanaians who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour. The likes of the founder and Leader of the Kristo Asafo Church, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo, was made an Honorary Professor Emeritus, while the Chairman of the Christian Praise International Centre, Dr Stephen Owusu Jackson; the Executive Director of Ideal College, Dr Joseph Kobina Essibu, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Samara Company Limited, Dr Sampson Effah Apraku, received Honorary Professorships.
According to the scientific secretary of the academic council of the Alfred Noble University, Prof. Kozhushko Svitlana, the decision to honour the seven persons was to urge them on to greater height and also continue affecting the whole world with their experience and expertise.
Speaking to the media, Dr Duncan lamented over the general lack of appreciation for prominent and hardworking personalities in the country. He said he had expected government or universities in the country to do him the honour other than an outside institution.
“I did not expect an institution from Europe to come and give me such an enviable award. I expected Ghana to do it first, but it is, all the same, a wake-up call for leadership in this country to acknowledge what is good for Mother Ghana and Africa,” he said.
He gave an assurance that he was “going to use this opportunity as a research professor in the Ukrainian university to do further research so that we can come up with a lot of solutions that the world is looking for”.