United Nations in Ghana issues disclaimer on “Fake UN Awards”

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The United Nations in Ghana, has issued a disclaimer, disassociating itself from the fake “Global Excellence Awards” organised by one Dr Kwame Fordjour. 

Dr Kwame Fordjour had social media in a frenzy all through the weekend when news broke out that his “Global Excellence Awards,” purported to be under the auspices of the United Nations in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Foundation was fake.

Prominent amongst the receivers of the awards were Sarkodie, Berla Mundi, D Black amongst many others.


The United Nations in Ghana, through their Facebook page has since issued a disclaimer distancing themselves from the awards.

Read full statement from the UN below:

“The attention of the United Nations in Ghana has been drawn to news reports of an award purported to be associated with the United Nations and the Kofi Annan Foundation.

The United Nations in Ghana wishes to state categorically that the United Nations (neither in Ghana or anywhere else) has no affiliation with the Blueprint Global Challenge Awards, nor with the organization (Blueprint Mission) or its personnel in any way, shape or form.

The UN advises that all genuine UN notices follow strict rules and procedures and are announced/published on UN websites. We advise the general public to access genuine information by visiting the relevant UN agencies’ websites or the UN Ghana website (https://ghana.un.org/en).

The UN in Ghana remains committed to working with the Government of Ghana and its people to deliver on its mandate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and support Ghana attain its development objectives.”


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