Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong
Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong

Mr Richard Kwadwo Adu, a former Assemblyman has described Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong, Chief Executive Officer of Special Ice Company, producers of mineral and bottled water as a true statesman embedded with high sense of patriotism and love for nation.

“Dr Sarpong has proven himself for many years as an astute businessman and philanthropist, true statesman who has imprint and spirit of patriotism and nationalism. As a nation, we must honour and inspire him to continue with the humanitarian work”, he said.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Adu who is a former Assemblyman for Ntoase Electoral Area in the Wenchi Municipality of the Bono Region indicated Dr Sarpong, who jointly controls several businesses in Ghana, and own shares in Best Point Savings & Loans Limited, deserved a state honour.

“Born more than 54 years ago, Ghana must publicly acknowledge and honour him because good people such as Dr Sarpong are extremely difficult to get”, Mr Adu who is also a former constituency youth organiser of the New Patriotic Party indicated.

“Nations that fail to appreciate and honour their heroes at the right time are not worth dying for”, he said, worrying it was among this and other reasons that the spirit of voluntarism and love for nation was gradually declining among Ghanaians.

Mr Adu noted that a public or state honour directed at selfless, dedicated, patriotic and deserving individuals would serve as a memorial or monument, which the current and the unborn generation would build their lives.

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