Ghanaian artiste, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known popularly as “Okyeame Kwame” has received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his humanitarian efforts.
The award was pinned on him on Sunday March 19, 2017 in Ohio in recognition of his Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.
The Presidential Service Award, is given out in recognition of voluntary community service towards development.
Okyeame Kwame in 2009 started partnering MDS-Lancet Laboratories to spearhead and fund the screening, vaccination and sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in Ghana.
The award was presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key, on behalf of former President Barrack Obama.
The congratulatory plaque had an inscription, “Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana”.
Okyeame Kwame expressed appreciation for the honour and pledged to intensity his campaign towards ridding Africa of Hepatitis.