President John Mahama has conferred Ghana’s highest national award on the founder of Globacom Dr. Michael Adenyi Ishola Adenuga Jnr.
The Companion of the Star of Ghana was conferred on the oil tycoon at a ceremony in Accra Saturday.
A citation that accompanied the award said “Throughout Africa you are acclaimed as one of the continent’s largest and most profitable oil marketing companies in Nigeria, becoming the first Nigerian company to strike oil in 1991”.
Other recipients of the national awards are Supreme Court judge Justice Rose Constance Owusu, former NDC Chairman Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, Professor Joshua Alabi, Commodore Stephen Obimpeh rtd, Rev father Vincent Burke and Prof Joseph Kpakpo Acquaye.
Others are Rev Dr. Seth Mensah Ablorh, Justice Rose Constance Owusu, Prof Chukwuka Okonjo and Prof. Christopher Gordon of the University of Ghana .
Speaking at the ceremony, President Mahama said Ghana has become better because of the sacrifices of the awardees and many others. In all 35 individuals were awarded comprising 27 Ghanaians and 7 foreigners.
The awards are the highest recognition of the country bestowed on deserving recipients by the President of the republic.