Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, has been conferred with honorary Doctorate Degree by the International Institute for Governance and Development, in collaboration with the Global Center for Transformational Leadership in South Africa.
The award was in recognition to her exemplary leadership and contribution in promotion, sustenance and improvement of the arts and culture across Africa.
She received the award on August 5, 2013 at this year’s Africa Leadership Summit and Awards held at the Auckland Park Geological Seminary in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The citation presented her says; “For your immense contribution to the arts, for positively enhancing creative arts, for your selfless and unwavering dedication to the promotion of arts and culture, the organization proudly awards you an award for Exemplary Leadership.”
Ms Dzifa Gomashie, who will now be called, Dr Abla Dzifa Gomashie, an astute arts doyen, theatre icon, and actress has dedicated her life to promoting and making the creative arts industry in the country a more attractive one through constant interaction with industry and mentoring young ones.
Dr. Abla Dzifa Gomashie, apart from her Ministerial portfolio, she also wears another cap as Queen-mother, Maama Dzramedo I, of Aflao Traditional Area in charge of protocol.
Delighted but humbled for the award, Dzifa Gomashie expressed her appreciation for the honour and indicated that it a bigger challenge to her now to step up efforts to brighten the little corner which she finds herself.
She promised to continue to uphold culture and bring her knowledge to developing arts, tourism and creative arts in Ghana.