The good works of Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan, the President of the Awareness Global Peace Mission has attracted the attention of higher learning institution – Alfred Nobel University (ANU) in Ukraine.
As a result of this, the University has conferred on him (Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan) an Honorary Professorial Degree in an unveiling ceremony in Accra.
This renowned researcher was honoured for his immense contribution to quality research particularly in the health sector.
Dr. Samuel Ato Duncan believes that, “To every problem there is a solution. To him, where a problem cannot be solved, it means the requisite knowledge out of which the solution could be drawn has not yet been acquired.
In an interview with Dr Duncan, he commended Alfred Nobel University for conferring such an honorary title on him. This he said, it would inspire him to work assiduously to find solutions to the numerous challenges confronting the health sector.
According to him, the numerous problems the world has no answers to are due to the lack of knowledge from which the solution could be drawn.
For instance: cure for HIV/AIDS, cure for Cancer, cure for Renal Disease and many chronic diseases.
However, the renowned researcher hinted that in spite of his numerous discoveries, which has earned him global recognition, no institution in the country had expressed interest in acknowledging his efforts or tap into his ideas.
Stressing that, this should be a wake-up call to the state to recognise the efforts of citizens are working assiduously to champion the cause of development in the country.
According to him, he was not expecting an institution from Europe to honour him with Honorary Professorial Degree Degree.
He was awarded under Extraordinary Achievement Heroes of Africa (EXAHA) for being the first on the globe to discover potential cure for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) among other achievements.
The EXAHA is an organisation working with the United Nations Global Compact, African Union and universities and other organisations worldwide with the aim to profile all extraordinary achievers and recognise them for young ones on the continent to follow their steps and achieve more.
Managed by the Alfred Nobel University (ANU), the EXAHA seeks to encourage more technical know-how and programmes in institutions by using those that have already achieved to set the example for the African to learn from.
According to the Scientific Secretary of the Academic Council of the ANU, Prof. Kozhushko Svitlana, their decision to honour the personalities, was to recognise their substantial contributions to poverty reduction, equality, the welfare of humanity, among other things.
This he said, all the awardees, with the consent of the ANU Council, had been officially inducted as fellows of the university.
On the same day, six other Ghanaian dignitaries on the recommendation of the Extraordinary Achievement and Heroes of Africa, a non-governmental organisation where honoured by the ANU.
These Ghanaians are the Founder and Leader of the Kristo Asafo Church, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo, was made an Honorary Professor Emeritus, while the Chairman of the Christian Praise International Centre, Dr Stephen Owusu Jackson; the Executive Director of Ideal College, Dr Joseph Kobina Essibu, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Samara Company Limited, Dr Sampson Effah Apraku, received Honorary Professorships.
The rest are the former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba; the CEO of First Choice Hair and Beauty, Mrs Faustina Adofo Adjagar, and the Head of Ultimate Power Ministry, Bishop Jerry Chuku, were all awarded honorary doctorate degrees.