Fmr Pres Kufour, FDA CEO, others receive ‘The Change Maker Award’
The Youth Leadership Parliament of Ghana on February 15, 2021 under its initiative of theMillennium Youth Impact Awards (MYIA) conferred the honour of “The Change Maker Award’ on Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).
Mrs Darko had been nominated for the award under the Innovation, Science and Technology category of the awards on the November 28, 2020.
The award is in recognition of her distinguished leadership as CEO in bringing about an innovative transformation of the FDA that directly impacts on the contribution of Science and Technology to the socio-economic development of Ghana.
The annual awards programme seeks to honour distinguished young leaders, individuals, businesses and multinationals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and impacted lives in their areas of endeavour under an initiative called ‘The Millennium Youth Impact Awards’.
Winners of the 2021 award in other categories included, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Mr Daniel Addo, CEO of Consolidated Bank Ghana, Nana Kwame Bediako, CEO of Kwarleyz Group of Companies and Former President, H.E John Agyekum Kufuor.
Explaining the steps that led to the selection of award winners, the coordinator of the MYIA indicated that nominees for the Millennium Awards were carefully selected and vetted by the nomination board before they were voted upon by an electoral college from across the 16 regions of Ghana in order to confirm winners of the award in the various categories.
The Awardee of the awards must have been distinguished in one of the three (3) thematic areas of the initiative: (i) Transformation of Lives; (ii) Value Addition; and (iii) Enabling Environment for Human Development.
Mrs Darko has expressed appreciation to the Youth Leadership Parliament of Ghana for the honour conferred on her and assured them of the continued commitment of the leadership and staff of FDA in contributing to ensuring an effective public health and safety system in the country.