The United Nations office in Ghana has distanced itself from the Blueprint Mission awards organised by Kwame Owusu Fordjuor popularly called Dr UN.
The fake awards titled the ‘Global Blueprint Excellence Award’ was held two weeks ago in Accra at the Alisa Hotel and was attended by a host of Ghanaian personalities and celebrities.
Awardees ranged from academia to politics with the Vice-chancellor of the University of Ghanaian receiving an accolade. Renowned Ghanaian celebrities also received awards.
In a statement, the UN said: “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