Dentaa and Peter Jones Photos: British High Commissioner hosts GUBA Awards launch in Ghana

Dentaa Boateng and Mr Peter Jones, British High Commissioner to Ghana

Under the auspices of the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. Peter Jones, the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2012 was officially launched in Ghana at his residence in Accra, Thursday evening. The launch ceremony was attended by Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, Archbishop Duncan-Williams and Information Minister, Fritz Baffour who launched the 2012 edition of the prestigious awards.

Also present were several captains of industry, media personalities, as well as a number of Ghana-based nominees. Dentaa Boateng, founder of the awards shared a touching story about her journey with awards which including selling off her car to organize the maiden edition. She therefore called for the support of corporate bodies towards the organization of the awards that celebrates Ghanaian achievers. The GUBA Children?s Foundation also announced its partnership with the Autism Awareness and Care Centre. The partnership seeks to address the issue of autism and its prevalence in Ghana and raised awareness of the lack of funding and recognition of autism.
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The 3rd Annual GUBA Awards is scheduled for the 10th of November 2012 at the Park Plaza hotel in London, UK.  Below are nominees and recipients for this year:

RED- BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE

Ghana High Commission Award for Best Corporate Business

Armajaro Trading

Diageo Africa

Kraft Foods

Olam International

Best Professional

Dr Charles Easmon (Medical Director, Harley Street)

Douglas Oppong (Angel Finance Group UK)

Dr Felix Konotey-Aluhu (Professor of Human Genetics)

John Blavo (Blavo & Co)

Efie Ni Fie (Home is Home)

Gloria Buckman Yankson (Plan It Ghana)

Godwin Edem Adorie (Praise Exports)

Lawrence Clifford Poku Amankwah (Branch Health and Fitness Centre)

Mary Hubert (Mary?s Virgin Coconut Oil ?MVCO?)

GOLD- POPULAR CULTURE

Best African Fusion Designer

Anita Quansah London ? Anita Quansah

Ashanti Lou- Louisa Osei

House of Adjeiwaa- Abena Adjeiwaa

Bubushiki- Emily Osei-Blavo

Best Creative Writer

Dorothy Koomson

John Akomfrah

Martin Ofori-Atta

Shirley Baah Mensah

Best Online Media

Ameyaw Debrah

Daily Guide

Ghana Celebrities

Ghanaweb

Modern Ghana

My Joy online

Peace FM Online

Best New Music Act

Brie Boateng

Daniel ?Pacs? Osei

Fuse Dog ODG

Infecta

K?adu

Kofi Stacks

Mista Silver

Stardo Karle

Sheyi Martins

Vibe Squad

GREEN- COMMUNITY

Best Ghanaian Event

All White Party- VMS and Ghanaian Divas

Anansekrom- Noble Friends

FashionMist

Ghana Party in the Park- Akwaaba Promotions

Ghana?s Official 55th Independence Celebration Dance- Alordia Promotions, West Coast Promotions

Miss Ghana UK- Akwaaba Promotions

Ghana UK Fashion Show ? Ghanaian Divas & Ghana Fashion House

Best Charity Organisation

ADAP (African Development Association for Progress)

AfriKids

Health Care for Africa

STaSS (Shika Tamaa Support Services)

WAM (What About Me) Campaign

Rising Stars Award

Portia Oti

Philomena Kwao

Nicholas ?Supernova Dex? Amfo

Llyrio Boateng

GUBA Humanitarian

James Annan (Challenging Height)

Nana Oye Lithur (The Human Rights Advocacy Centre)

Patrick Young (Theatre for a Change)

Michael Baabu (safe child Ghana)

GUBA Community Champion

Adwoa Agyemang

Alison Naftalin

Amma Anna Adjei

Lorraine Wright

BLACK- RECOGNITION AWARDS

Best Student Achiever

Gillian Appau

International Recognition Award

Patrick Quarcoo (Kenya based media mogul)

Inspirational African Award

Dr Mike Adebuga (Globacom)

Special Achievement Award

Sam Jonah (Executive Chairman, Jonah Capital)

Special Achievement Award

Sam Ankrah (Investment Broker)

Special Achievement Award

Roland Agambire (Entrepreneur and owner of RLG)

Special Achievement Award

Dennis Tawiah (Event Promotion Pioneer, CEO of Akwaaba Promotions)

Sporting Achievement

John Mensah

Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

(Shaun Campbell on behalf of) Arthur Wharton- First professional black football player and the world 100 yard record holder.

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