One hundred and sixty-five men and women will receive awards at the maiden edition of the National Honours Day, which falls tomorrow, June 30.
The event will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre at 10 am.
The day was set aside by President J.A. Kufuor to honour citizens who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour and contributed significantly to national development.
It will be observed as such every year.
Ms Rosemary Pobi, Principal Protocol Officer at the state protocol told the Times yesterday that “all is set for the event.”
Some of the highlights of the programme she mentioned, included, a cultural performance, poetry recitals, musical interlude and a reception to be hosted at the Conference Centre after the presentation of awards.
The three main categories of awards are the Order of the Star of Ghana; which is the highest national award, Order of the Volta of Ghana and the Grand Medal of Ghana.
Among the nominees for the Order of the Star of Ghana are Mr. Joseph Henry Mensah, Mr. Bernard Joao da Rocha and Mr. R.R. Amponsah, all statesmen.
The rest are Prof. Emmanuel Evans Anfom, for his contributions to higher education and medicine, Prof. George Benneh, higher education, Prof. Albert Adu Boahen, (posthumous) Prof. F.T. Sai, Mr. Clement K. Tedam and Dr. Sam Jonah.
The nominees for the Order of the Volta of Ghana include Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, Mr. Francis Kwaku Poku and Prof. Stephen Adei.
The Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Ms Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, is one of the nominees for the Order of the Star of Ghana awards.