DR Gabriel Ofoe Canacoo, who is chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Webb of Excellence Scholarship Fund, is currently with Data Link Institute as Director of Graduate School/Dean of the School of Computer Sciences. He was a Senior Lecturer and a past Acting Dean of the School of Technology – GIMPA.
BORN at Hohoe in the Volta Region on March 24, 1951, Mr Emmanuel Amoako attended the Ada Secondary School (now Ada Senior High School) between 1964 and 1969 where he managed to win continental glory for the school by grabbing the top prize in an essay competition organised by the African Challenge magazine in 1967.
His working life as a journalist first took him to the Daily Graphic in 1973, then to the Weekly Spectator, the Sports World (a private enterprise) and back to the Daily Graphic where he retired in 2011 as Deputy Editor (in charge of Production).
Mr Amoako was unanimously appointed Secretary of the Webb of Excellence Scholarship Scheme since its inception.
He is married with three children – one girl and two boys.
HE was born on Monday, 17 September, 1945, at Fiele-Korle Wokon, Accra. He attended Adisadel Collage, Cape Coast from 1959 to 1965. Subsequently, he traveled to Toronto, Canada in 1969 and train at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1974.
He is an active member of several professional bodies including the Musician’s Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). He has also been a member of several music groups in Ghana and Canada. These include the Jazz Kings Dance Band of Akoto Lante, The Thunderbirds of Adisadel, the Ramblers International, all of Accra and O’keteke and the Highlife W’Afrika Bands in Toronto, Canada.
In his chosen profession of Dentistry, he represented the Ghana Dental Association on the Ministry of Health’s Technical Committee on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and was also a member of the Oral Health Advisory Committee and the Review Committee of the Essential Medicines List.
In recognition of his immeasurable service to the Ghana Medical Association, his profession and to National Culture, he was honoured with the Ghana Medical Association’s Merit Award on the 4th of November, 2005 in Sunyani.
He was also awarded a Fellow of the Ghana Medical Association (FGMA) in 2012 and a Fellow of the Ghana Dental Association (FGDA) in 2015.
MR SAMMY Tetteh was born in 1940 to Mr. Alfred Tetteh, who was then an accountant with the Pioneer Tobacco Company (PTC) and Madam Affokai Tetteh, a trader of Teshie, a suburb of Accra.
Sammy successfully completed his secondary education in 1970.
His brilliant academic performance earned him another scholarship to further his education in the University of Illinois in the United States of America to read Electrical Engineering.
In 1990, the Ghana Armed Forces engaged his services for 10 years as an Engineering Consultant. He was sponsored to visit their sister base in Egypt and South Africa to replicate such like swimming pool for the Ghanaian counterparts. Sammy provided quantity, technical drawings, services, maintenance and supervised the construction of the first salt sea water swimming pool in Sekondi, Takoradi and the fresh water swimming pool in the Ghana Naval Base, Burma Camp.
In the year 2000 when he attained 60, he retired to commence his dream in the Hospitality Industry, known as Autoflux.
Sammy has been successfully married to Naa Ohenewa for the past 45 years and the couple have been blessed with five children - Romeo, Louise, Peter, Charles, Priscilla, as well as five grandchildren and still counting.