Okay FM?s Drivetime Host, the ever-vivacious Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana has once chalked another feat.
He has been honoured with the Excellence In Media Leadership award in recognition of his exceptional accomplishment as a Broadcast Journalist and Radio presenter par excellence by Global Leadership Training (GLT), USA.
A citation signed by the Founder and President of GLT, Rev. Gregg T. Johnson and the Executive Coordinator, Rev. David Arena, lauded Abeiku Santana for the humanitarian services he offers in various communities through feeding the poor and seeking support for the needy.
18 other dignitaries and two institutions were also honoured for their various roles in ensuring leadership in the West African sub-region. The awardees were given citations and plaques in honour of their exceptional leadership skills in their field of activity, at a colorful ceremony held during the opening service of the ?7th More than Leadership Conference?, in Accra.
They include Her Ladyship, Justice Mrs. Georgina Wood for Significant Achievement, Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, Rev Fred Deegbe, Rev Dr Paul Dsane and Rev Dr Steve Asante were conferred with the Global Award for Apostolic/Pastoral Excellence; the Global Excellence Award for Statesmanship went to Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea and Dr. Edward Mahama.
Lawyer Amegatcher and Vitus Azeem were honoured with the Global Excellence Award for Integrity in Leadership; Mrs Akwafo, Jude Hama and Apostle Washington with the Global Excellence Award for Christian Service.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com after the presentation, Abeiku Santana expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the organisers for the honour done him.
?Well I don?t know what to say but I think I am encouraged, empowered, highly elated in the sense that for such an international institution or organization recognizing and appreciating the little that I am doing, is humbling,? he said.
He further added for him to be recognized alongside highly distinguished personalities such as the Chief Justice and some Apostles of God, puts him on a high pedestal.
?I always say that I am not perfect; I am human so I am fallible, I make mistakes but for the fact that the little yeo-mans work I?m doing has being recognized and appreciated has put me?in a straight jacket now because receiving such a prestigious honor alongside the Chief Justice and other important dignitaries means that I?m being equated or placed on quite a high pedestal. It has humbled me and again it has awakened my consciousness that some discerning people are watching and listening therefore I need to put my life in a proper shape,? he added.
He advised the youth to attach seriousness to whatever they intend doing, especially their eduction and to also strive to positively impact on the lives of ordinary Ghanaians, adding that he strongly believes the youth can rub shoulders with the leaders of the land depending on what they do with their lives.
?I?m motivated that we can do something that will bring real change or value into the lives of the ordinary people; for if our lives do not benefit others then our lives are meaningless,? Abeiku Santana said.
Below is what Abeiku?s Citation reads:
Global Leadership Training USA (Global Excellence Awards For Leadership)
Citation for Excellence In Media Leadership
Mr. Abeiku Aggrey Santana
This Global Leadership Excellence Award for Media Leadership is presented to Mr. Abeiku S. Aggrey of Okay FM for his exceptional accomplishment as a Broadcast Journalist and Radio Presenter par excellence.
This is in recognition of his hard work, selfless dedication to the development of Ghana and the expansion of the Kingdom of God. Thus, the creative contents of your programs, your advocacy activities and the promotion of the Gospel of Christ on your program has enhanced the image of Christ in the nations of the world, drawn many to Christ and inspired the faith of many believers.
In further recognition of the humanitarian services you offer in the various communities in Ghana, feeding the poor and seeking support for the needy, the award is conferred on you by the Boards of Directors of Global Leadership Training, USA in the presence of H. L. Justice Mrs. Georgina T. Wood, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana and Special Guest of Honor at the 7th MORE THAN CONQUERORS WEST AFRICA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE held at the Evangel Assemblies of God, Adabraka, on the 14th of August, 2012.
Rev. Gregg T. Johnson
Founder & President
Global Leadership Training, USA
Rev. David Arena
Global Leadership Training, USA