With the goal of recognizing and celebrating exceptional accomplishments in environmental sustainability, the highly anticipated Sustainability and Social Investment (SSI) Awards 2023 will witness the distinguished presence of the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Professor Richard K. Amankwah.

The prestigious event is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, commencing at 6:00pm.

Themed ‘Sustainability and the Economy: Creating a Sustainable Future’, the SSI Awards 2023 seeks to acknowledge individuals and organizations making significant contributions to sustainable development and social investment in Ghana.

“This ceremony serves as an impactful platform to showcase innovative initiatives from organisations that are making a real and sustainable difference to communities where they operate. Also, the night shall witness strategies that foster economic growth, preserve the environment, and enhance social well-being,” Professor Douglas Boateng, Chairman of the Award Board said.

Second Lady’s first priority

As a champion for sustainable development, Her Excellency Samira Bawumia has been actively involved in various initiatives aimed at improving the lives of Ghanaians especially the less privileged.

Earlier this year, she spearheaded the Africa Women and Children’s Conference (AFRIWOCC), a campaign supporting climate action. Her presence at the SSI Awards 2023 underscores her commitment to promoting sustainable practices and social investment in the country. Mrs. Bawumia’s involvement is expected to inspire others to embrace sustainability as a pivotal driver for economic development.


Professor Richard K. Amankwah, renowned academic and Vice-Chancellor of UMaT, the leading extractive educational institution in the ECOWAS sub region, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the SSI Awards 2023.

With a strong focus on research and innovation, Prof. Amankwah has played a pivotal role in advancing sustainable mining practices in Ghana. His presence at the event will undoubtedly shed light on the critical role that academia plays in driving sustainability and social investment.

With the Second Lady and UMaT VC as special guests, the SSI Awards 2023 promises to be an exceptional event that will set the stage for a sustainable future in Ghana.

The Awards
The awards ceremony will provide a platform for networking and knowledge sharing, as stakeholders from various sectors come together to exchange ideas and best practices. The SSI Awards 2023 will serve as a catalyst for change, encouraging individuals, organizations, and policymakers to prioritize sustainability and social investment in their respective fields. “By recognizing and celebrating those who have made significant contributions to these areas, the event will inspire others to aspire to make a contribution no matter how small. It is our duty to prepare society for generations to come,” Professor Boateng added.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM