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GUBA award’s decision to celebrate Yaa Asantewaa appropriate, says Akufo-Addo

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the decision of organizers of Grow, Unite, Build, Africa (GUBA), to dedicate its 2021 Awards to the celebration of a century of the passage of Yaa Asantewaa, is extremely appropriate.

Yaa Asantewaa was the influential Ashanti warrior and queen mother of Ejisu, who rose to lead an Asante army against the invading British colonial power, is extremely appropriate.

Interacting with GUBA Enterprise’s President and CEO, Dentaa Amoateng MBE and her delegation when they paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House today 8th of November 2021, President Akufo-Addo says the theme chosen for the awards is an exceptionally positive one.

“This one of the most famous women of Ghanaian history. Her role and resistance British rule is legendary. She died a long way from here and it is very appropriate that in this her centenary year, she is being honoured” President Akufo-Addo said.

GUBA Awards 2021

The theme chosen for GUBA Awards 2021 by its organizers is; “Celebrating a Symbol of Courage and Resilience”. The Awards, which was held on 8 November 2021, in Accra, was graced by several prominent personalities in Ghana and from the diaspora including the First Lady of the Republic, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

Target of GUBA Awards

The GUBA awards according to Dentaa Amoateng MBE, is being held in Ghana for the first time since it was founded in the 2009. She further indicated that it is the target of this year’s GUBA awards will not just be about the awards, but the organization is also looking forward to what it can do to build the country Ghana.


The plethora of dignitaries and personalities expected to grace this year’s Awards include Rt Hon Diane Abbott, British MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Shadow Home Secretary, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Bristish MP for Streatham, Among others.

GUBA Awards

The GUBA Awards is a non-profit organisation that focuses on enriching the African community in the Diaspora and in Africa with the aim of empowerment and growth.

It is an event dedicated to highlighting and rewarding outstanding achievers. As one of the most professionally executed and entertaining events, the GUBA Awards ceremony attracts a high caliber of African political luminaries as well as business and entrepreneurial personalities. In 2012 the GUBA Foundation was set up to tackle a broad spectrum of issues affecting Ghanaian and African communities

GUBA has been acknowledged and endorsed for its role in recognising Ghanaian achievements in the UK, as well as promoting the national interest of Ghana and the African community, by dignitaries and organisations including President of the Republic of Ghana – HE Nana Akufo-Addo.

Others endorsement have come from the Ghana High Commission to the UK & Ireland, the British High Commission in Ghana, the Ghana Ministry of Tourism, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie, Boris Johnson, Lord Paul Boateng, and Diane Abbott to name a few. The current GUBA patron is British actor Hugh Quarshie.

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