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The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) at its 9th Congregation on Saturday 12th of August conferred 3 honorary doctorate degrees on the following people:

 

 

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Doctor of Laws

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is an Urban Planner by training, and a politician. He is presently the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Majority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1997. Since he assumed the leadership role of his party (New patriotic party) in Parliament, he has endeared himself to many Ghanaians many have wondered if he is a lawyer. Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has successfully attained this recognition as a result of his grasp and in-depth knowledge about parliamentary affairs and his ability to communicate effectively. He is the chairman of the following committees in Parliament: Special Budget Committee, House Committee, and Business Committee.UPSA confers honorary Doctorate Degree on Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

 

Hon Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, Doctor of laws

 Hon Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a lawyer and a Politician. He is a presently the Second Deputy Speaker Parliament and Member of Parliament for Nadowli West Constituency. Hon Bagbin is also the chairperson of the following committees in Parliament: Members Holding Offices of Profit Committee, Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. Hon Bagbin is currently the oldest serving Member of Parliament. He was a member of the first parliament under the fourth republican constitution. He also served as the Minister of Health and Water Resources, Works, and Housing under the Mills administration.Alban Bagbin receives honorary Doctorate Degree from UPSA

 

Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, Doctor of Business

Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani is an astute Banker, Financial Advisor, Marketer, Economist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and the President of Groupe Ideal.  He is also the Board Chair of TV Africa, owner of eight companies, and presently the elected representative of the Greater Accra region on the Council of State. He is also a recipient of the covetous 2015 Banking & Finance Entrepreneur. Dr. Dzani was also adjudged the Overall Best Entrepreneur of the year 2016 for his exceptional contributions towards the country’s socio-economic development at the Seventh Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2017.The companies that form this spectrum include Ideal Finance, First Trust Savings and Loans, Ideal Capital partners, Ideal Asset Solutions, Ideal Trade, TV Africa, Ideal Pension Trust, Ideal Insurance brokers, Tsaste Foundation, a CSR wing of the Groupe Ideal Financial Holdings Force 64 Security and Westfield Offshore Consult. Groupe Ideal currently operates in the areas of Investment Banking, Business Finance, Trade, Asset Management, Mining and Offshore Consultancy Services, Media and Security Services.

The event was attended by a number of distinguished guests including Members of Parliament, Traditional Leaders of local Chieftaincy, and distinguished faculty from UPSA and other universities.

In his first time presiding over the Congregation Ceremony, Vice Chancellor Abednego F.O. Amartey gave remarks recounting the history of the school which started with 5 students in its first graduating class as the then Institute of Professional Studies to now 4000 graduates in its ninth class as UPSA.

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