Ahunabobrim Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, the Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area—Assin Kushea in the Central Region, has been honored with the Ghana Environmental and Sanitation Awards (GESA) Man of the Year.
The 80-year-old chief received the award in recognition of his efforts in making Assin Kushea the cleanest town in Ghana and for his dedicated advocacy for environmental sustainability.
Mr. Nanayaw Kwakye-Boadu, the Chief Executive Officer of GESA, emphasized the importance of acknowledging traditional leaders for their role in fostering a cleaner environment.
He expressed the belief that such recognition would positively influence people's mindset and commitment to environmental sustainability.
“Traditional leaders have the power to instill the habit of cleanliness among the people, and that's why we commended Nana Prah Agyensaim VI for leading the charge towards a cleaner environment,” said Mr. Kwakye-Boadu.
Nana Prah Agyensaim VI, also the Ambassador for Ghana National Sanitation, expressed gratitude during his acceptance speech.
He dedicated the award not only to himself but to the people of Assin Owirenkyi and all traditional rulers. Nana Agyensaim VI sees this recognition as an opportunity for traditional leaders to contribute significantly to a cleaner environment in Ghana.
The presentation ceremony was attended by Nana Kofi Amoakohene, the Board Chair of GESA, and Mr. Fred Kissi, a representative from the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.
The award aims to highlight and celebrate individuals, especially traditional leaders, making impactful contributions to the field of sanitation in Ghana.