Dr Kwaku Oteng receives “DESTINY CHANGER HONOURS” for helping fight COVID-19 in Ghana.
He was awarded at the World Diplomatic COVID-19 eminence honours in Accra on Tuesday 4th August 2020, at movenpick ambassador hotel Accra
Award was received on his behalf by ABN CEO, Samuel Bronzy Teflon and Angel 102.9FM General manager Kwadwo Dickson
The event was under the auspices of the Ministry of Health with the collaboration of the Government of Ghana, the National COVID-19 Trust Fund and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A citation in his honour presented at the event acknowledged his “remarkable support in this COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
“You have always been a great pillar and a dependable patriot in times of need. Your immeasurable support and valuable voluntary activities around the country to assist the needy is indeed, golden”, the citation read in part.
The exclusive event was jointly organised by World Diplomatic Federation – (WODIF), Institute for Sustainable Environment and Public Health (ISEPH) and Rectitude International Mission (RIM), under the theme, “Building a healthy nation through non-partisan commitment’
Speaking at the ceremony, President of RIM, Her Excellency Rina Yarkuel Kerzner praised Dr Kwaku Oteng for his outstanding commitment to preserving lives in Ghana.
She acknowledged his dedication to the fight against the coronavirus by converting 70% of his alcoholic beverages production line to the manufacture of quality and “affordable” hand sanitizers and the use of his network of twenty radio stations and two televisions across the country for education on COVID-19 at his personal cost
“During our monitoring and market observation, we realised that the hand sanitizers are very cheap, affordable and accessible to all households to help minimise the spread of the COVID-19. Besides several donations, his over 20 radio stations all over the country and two TV stations of Angel Group of Companies have all set up COVID-19-dedicated education platforms on their channel to educate people on precautionary measures and symptoms of the coronavirus”, she explained.
In justifying the choice of Dr Kwaku Oteng for the enviable honour, H.E Kerzner stressed that, “we think Dr Kwaku Oteng rightly deserves the due recognition honours we confer on him because of his commitment to rescue and preserve lives for his reason he has devoted his business focus and direction; of course this is outstanding.
“RIM support and appreciate this bold, courageous decision; to us it is an overwhelmingly profound business commitment to serve, sacrifice and give back so much to society, especially when all these are non-profit focus measures implemented by the Executive Chairman of the Angel Group of Companies, Dr Kwaku Oteng to preserve lives in Ghana. Dr Kwaku Oteng really approves everything he brings to the market; it’s unique and outstanding. Surprisingly, the research conducted has been proven beyond reasonable doubt”.
Dr Kwaku Oteng has since the onset of COVID-19 in Ghana committed in excess of GHC 1,200,000 to mitigating the spread of the deadly disease by way of donations of his highly endorsed Adonko Hand Sanitizers, personal protection equipment (PPE) and cash to state agencies, vulnerable groups, faith-based organisations, hospitals, schools, individuals and sections of the general public.
The group has under its umbrella Angel Broadcasting Services Limited, Angel Transport and Trading Limited, Angel Estate and Construction Limited, Angel Natural Mineral Water and Adonko Bitters Limited. Angel Broadcasting Services operates Accra based Angel TV, digital television station as well as commercial radios including: Angel 96.1FM and Pure 95.7FM in (Kumasi), Angel 102.9FM in Accra, Angel 92.3FM and Cheers 94.9FM (Sunyani) and Cheers 94.5 (Koforidua).
He has 37 radio stations across the country