Alhaji Adam Iddrisu died on Wednesday July, 27 2016, after dawn prayers [Fajr].
He was 72.
The last rites [Janazaa] was also performed at the Global Haulage compound at Achimota a suburb in Accra.
Alhaji Adamu through perseverance, hard work and focus has eleven companies to his credit, form the GHGL and many other businesses that are thriving, and as such providing job opportunities for about 12,000 people in direct and indirect labour.
Some of these companies are the Global Haulage Company Limited, the Royal Bank, Imperial General Insurance, Federated Commodities, Trans Royal Ltd, Cocoa Merchant, Royal Commodities, Isudam Construction, Global Automobile Limited and many more.
GHGL also has the GG Farms and Global Haulage Real Estate, which is into the construction of warehouses and residential properties.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in December 2015 conferred an Honorary Doctorate on him at a ceremony at the university’s campus in Kumasi.
From a modest fleet of 15 vehicles in 1971, the company now owns and runs over 230 trucks daily.
GHGL trucks transport goods from the Tema and Takoradi port to northern Ghana, Mali, Niger and other countries in the West African sub-region.
The honorary doctorate on him was in recognition of his contribution to society.
He also received a national award as a member of the Order of the Volta, which is conferred on people who have made significant contribution towards the socio-economic development of the country.
Dr. Adamu also received a Millennium Excellence Award.
He was the Greater Accra District Best Farmer in 1986 and the Greater Accra Regional Best Farmer in 1987.
Also to his credit is two awards he received during the Africa International Awards in Tunisia in 1992, and two European Awards- Brussels in 1999 and Spain in 2003.
The Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur tweeted: “Commiserating with the family and friends of Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu. He was a shrewd businessman with a good heart.”
Dr. Adamu left behind 23 children, 15 men and eight women.
Commiserating with the family and friends of Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu. He was a shrewd business man with a good heart. pic.twitter.com/1DqqEZy0K1
— K.B. Amissah-Arthur (@KBAmissahArthur) July 27, 2016