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Award For Akuoko Sarpong

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Nana Akuoko SarpongAward For Akuoko Sarpong

Nana Akuoko Sarpong, Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, has been conferred with the Global Hero Earth Award” by the Citrix Systems Incorporated, a computer company based in Fort Lauderdale, the One Village Planet, a green earth movement and the Honey Project Group, all in the USA. 

A 15-man delegation led by Mrs. Jo Moskowitz, Vice President Citrix Systems, was in here recently to inform President John Evans Atta Mills about the honour at the Castle.

During the delegation’s interaction with the President, they informed him about their activities in the past five years in the Agogo Traditional Area as part of their corporate responsibilities in supporting deprived communities in conjunction with the traditional leadership. Under the auspices of the Sister-Cities Systems Incorporated, the Citrix Systems Incorporated created the first Cyber Sister Cities Project and a computer training school in the Agogo Traditional Area of the Ashanti Region and the One Village Plant is providing support for a huge aforestation project to arrest deforestation and supporting a fish farming project to train the youth in the area in fish farming methods.

The award carried with it an amount of $15,000 for the expansion of the scope of the ICT Centre to reach other areas and to support the computer training school.President Mills expressed the hope that with their success story in Agogo, it might be possible for them to extend their services to other rural areas in the country to support poverty alleviation.

He described Nana Akuoko Sarpong as an inspirational traditional ruler and an icon using education as a tool to transform his area.

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