President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has broken the ground for work to begin on the Ghana Award House, the new administrative building for the Head of State Award Scheme- Ghana (HoSA).
The GHS5 million projects, a two-Storey office block, with a 200- capacity conference room, training facilities, and administrative offices, is expected to be completed in 36 weeks.
Ghana will be the second country in Africa, after the Presidents’ Award of Kenya, and one of the few countries globally, to have its own administrative office.
The completion of the Ghana Award House project will put Ghana ahead of many of the countries running the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
This will mean that Ghana will be the second country in Africa, after the Presidents’ Award of Kenya, and one of the few countries globally, to have its own administrative office.
The Head of State Award- Ghana is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Ghana and a member of the International Award Association. The Scheme is a youth development program that seeks to challenge young people through a balanced program of voluntary activities.
The Scheme, a non-competitive program, helps unearth the potential of young people in diverse disciplines and allows their achievements to be recognized internationally. It is open to young persons from age14 to 24 years, regardless of their background and circumstances.
Over 750,000 Ghanaian youth have participated and benefitted from the scheme since its inception in 1967.