Nestlé Ghana wins award for sports development in schools

Dec 14, 2010
alt text here please SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AWARD: The Honourable Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Youth and Sports, left, presenting the award to Samer Chedid, Nestlé Ghana Country Manager, at the ceremony last week.
Nestlé Ghana was hailed in the Millennium Excellence Awards for its outstanding contribution to sports development in schools at a ceremony last week.

Recognised for its health and wellness drive under the Milo brand, the Honourable Akua Sena Dansua, Minister for Youth and Sports, presented the Award of Excellence in the Sports Development Category to Samer Chedid, Country Manager, on behalf of Nestlé Ghana.

Mr Chedid praised the accolade and said: “Nestlé Ghana is honoured to be recognised by the prestigious Excellence Awards Foundation, and rewarded for brilliance with a Millennium Excellence Award. Milo is truly a deserving vehicle for such an acknowledgment in sports development.”

The Awards celebrate the exceptional achievement and excellence of individuals, groups and organisations in the Ghana/African community and citizens worldwide, who have served the African continent by contributing to socio-economic development since the 1900s.

In the presence of various international dignitaries, the event was also attended by Ekow Addison, Nestlé Ghana Brand Manager of Milo, and Cecilia Dei-Anang, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Ghana.

The Awards judging was chaired by the Life Patron, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene; founder Ashim Morton; and Professor Atukwei Okai, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

In addition, the Board of Trustees Research Committee, Awards Giving Committee and adjudicators from different industries and disciplines in Ghana, also formed part of the judging panel.