The Head of State Award Scheme (HOSA), Ghana’s version of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has honored the Chief Executive Officer of Wonda World Estates and Petronia City, Nana Kwame Bediako as the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year.
The award was presented at the 3rd annual HOSA Gala, which was held at the Banquet Hall of the State House Accra, Ghana.
The award which forms part of the inaugural HOSA Ghana Business Awards, seeks to recognize the contribution of Ghanaian businesses to the youth community in the country.
It is also part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Association, and was established to challenge young people in Ghana to excel through a variety of voluntary activities.
Accepting the award, Nana Kwame Bediako thanked the sponsors of the event and congratulated them for providing an opportunity for the youth of the country to excel.
“We will work hard to change our country, we will work hard to ensure your children and grandchildren are safe in this country.”
Nana Kwame Bediako dedicated the award to the victims of the 3rd June fire and flood disasters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
This award is the second received by the CEO this month. On July 4, he was adjudged the Best Business Entrepreneur at the 2015 GUBA Awards in London.
Present at this year’s HOSA Gala were John May, Secretary General to the Duke of Edinburgh, Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ahmed and the Education Minister, Professor Jane OpokuAgyemamg.
Winners of this year’s HOSA awards includes, TIGO Ghana – Brand of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year, HFC Bank – Best Bank for Young People and the Best Employee of the Year and Golden Tulip winning the award for Best Customer Focus.