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Tory MP backs GUBA awards

GUBA FAN: Tory MP Adam Afriyie (PA)

CONSERVATIVE MEMBER of Parliament Adam Afriyie has lent his support to the Ghana UK-Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards, and has urged others to do likewise.

Talking about the talent showcase that aims to highlight exceptionally hardworking and gifted British Ghanaians, he said the awards are an “inspired platform . . . to highlight the significant and valuable contribution British Ghanaians make to the UK”.

Afriyie, whose father is from Ghana, urged more British Ghanaians to put their “considerable and much-needed” weight behind GUBA.

The MP said: “I am delighted to support the 2013 GUBA Awards. They are an inspired platform, a fantastic opportunity to highlight the significant and valuable contribution British-Ghanaians make to the UK.

“People with Ghanaian heritage make a significant contribution to all spheres of British society, from the worlds of business, sport, politics and entertainment, and GUBA is instrumental in delivering the recognition they deserve.

“The awards help to cement further the special relationship between the UK and Ghana and are vital to the on-going goal of putting British-Ghanaians and relations with Ghana on the map.

“I appeal to all British-Ghanaians and members of the wider African community to throw their considerable and much-needed weight behind the awards and nominate award candidates today”, Afriyie added.

Backed by the Ghana High Commission, the GUBA Awards are now in their fourth year.

The awards founder, Dentaa Amoateng said: “Every year the GUBA Awards gets bigger and better and, year-on-year, we take enormous pleasure and pride in unearthing a whole array of fantastic Ghanaians and Africans who are worthy of recognition.

“This year, the competition is set to be the toughest yet, but with the support of the British-Ghanaian and African communities we believe we can find those who are worthy of nomination for this year’s GUBA Awards and – ultimately – those worthy of an award on the night.”

Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the awards ceremony the Park Plaza Hotel, central London, on November 16.

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