Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the chief of staff, has received an honorary doctorate degree from Valley View University in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and unrivaled contributions to the development of Ghana.
Osei-Opare is renowned for her extraordinary contributions to gender equality and rural development in Ghana and internationally as the country’s first female chief of staff.
She continues to be a global superstar who is incredibly passionate about social protection initiatives and skill building in disadvantaged communities.
Osei-Opare had a number of positions in the public and business sectors prior to her appointment as chief of staff, including two terms as an MP for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region’s Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
Valley View University hereby acknowledges these accomplishments and grants you the degree of Doctor of Science (Honors Causa) today, Friday, July 7, 2023, in recognition of the contributions that you, your honor, have made to the advancement of humanity as a whole as well as to Ghana’s development.
At the university’s inaugural special congregation, three other notable individuals were also honored.
They are John Agyekum Kufuor, the former president of Ghana, Hakainde Hichilema, the current president of Zambia, and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the former first lady of Ghana. They were awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, the congregation’s special guest of honor, commended the winners for their outstanding accomplishments.