By Patrick Biddah
The Executive Chairman of the JOSPONG Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has been honored with another honorary doctorate degree from the University of Health And Allied Sciences (UHAs) in Ho.
This, follows an earlier Honorary Doctor of Literature degree conferred on him by the Kwame Nkrumah Universality of Science and Technology in 2021.
The Honorary Doctor of Science degree, was in recognition of his performance as an entrepreneur with speciality in waste management in the country.
At a ceremony at the school on Saturday in the Volta regional capital Ho, the citation among others, said his extensive work in environmental sanitation, selfless services and contribution towards national development earned him the honorary doctorate.
He was decorated by the Vice Chancellor of the University , Prof .John Gyapong, who was assisted by the Chair of the University Council , Justice Jones Dotse at a ceremony which was also the the 6th Congregation of UHAs.
In his response after the honours, Dr Siaw Agyepong, thanked the University, describing it as a privilege and humbling to be chosen amongst many to receive the degree.
He dedicated the award to the 45, 000 sweepers of Zoomlion, but most especially to God, saying it could not have been without him.
He announced a financial contribution of $ 100,000 to the school which he said is his support towards their research fund.
The University, has an existing research fund which is to provide funding for senior members to carry research.
The $100, 000, therefore is to go into the fund to help that course.
Additionally, the amount is expected to go into the research of waste which has wide spectrum in the areas of liquid solid, electronic and medical waste to mitigate its side affects
So far, the University has awarded 25 grants totaling Ghc418, 523.32 to these senior members.
In all, a total of 692 students graduated with various qualifications in diploma and degrees.
In a word to the graduands, Dr Siaw Agyepong, admonished them to put God first in everything they do and that it is by so doing that they will see the success in what they have set out to achieve in their chosen fields of career.
He also tasked them to endeavour to see beyond what they studied in school , explaining that they should leverage and treasure opportunities that come their way.
“You should try to interrogate issues and allow yourselves to be thought new things in the course of their life and career”, he added.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof .John Gyapong, who retires in two months time, indicated that the school initiated series of professional development workshops and training programmes for various categories of staff.