The Ghana Association of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has recognized and honoured the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto and the Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald for their selfless dedication to diversity and inclusiveness to immigrants and minority communities in the Pittsburgh area.
The ceremony took place during the Association’s Annual Dinner Dance and Fundraising held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Monroeville, a suburb of Pennsylvania.
Honourable Dr Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, the Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America who was also the Special Guest of Honor presented the awards to the representatives of the two influential men in the Pittsburgh area.
“I believe that you have to tell the Mayor that, the Ghanaian community is appreciative of everything he’s done so far to make their living here reasonable, comfortable and safe…”, Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah thanked the Mayor on behalf of the Ghanaian community in Pittsburgh.
The President of the Association, Edem Avotri accepted the honour on behalf of the Allegheny County Executive who was absent at the event.
The event which was sponsored by UPMC was graced by representatives of Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh based dance group, Sankofa Village for the Arts entertained the patrons on the night.
The Ghana Association of Pittsburgh is a non-profit Association and operates exclusively for education and charitable purposes. The Association is to foster positive social and professional relationship among Ghanaians and also educate and share Ghanaian culture with interested parties in Greater Pittsburgh.
Watch the below videos of the presentations captured by Ghana Gist TV .
Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto honored by Ghana Association of Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald honored by Ghana Association of Pittsburgh
By Ebenezer Anangfio