The Organizer of the controversial Global Blueprint Excellence Awards, Kwame Owusu Fordjour popularly known as Dr. UN, has hit back at Ghanaians for their constant criticism of him.
The self-styled Global Ambassador for the United Nations (UN) in August 2020 recognized the hard work of some celebrated personalities in the country both in the entertainment, media, and politics.
Some of the awardees included musician Sarkodie, broadcast journalist Captain Smart, as well as other top sports journalists Nathaniel Attoh, Patrick Osei Agyemang known as Songo, Federick Acheampong, and Gloria Commodore among others were all beneficiaries.
He noted that the award was in honor of his former boss Dr Kofi Annan who was the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General. However, the UN in a disclaimer distanced themselves from the award indicating they had nothing to do with Dr Fordjour.
Following this, ‘Dr. UN has come under immense criticism over his supposed ‘UN award back’ which many have termed as “fake”.
That notwithstanding, Sarkodie was mocked by a section of Ghanaians for falling victim to Dr. UN’s fake awards.
Reacting to the public’s condemnation of his award on the Delay Show, Dr. UN maintained that his awards scheme was credible, and blast the masses for discrediting his awards.
He also maintained that the award scheme remains an honor of the late former UN Secretary-General, Dr. Kofi Annan, and further called out Ghanaians for not Widing their scope of learning.
“It was a global award for achievers. It was in honor of Kofi Annan, that is the key…it was a disclaimer the UN brought to the public that they had nothing to do with Dr. Fordjour’s award. I have done about 10 to 11 awards, so to me, Ghanaians don’t learn, and they keep talking trash about dignified people,” angry Dr. UN stated.
Explaining the rationale for honoring Sarkodie with a plaque that came in the form of a flask, he accounted that;
“I explained things to him. I said he had in his hand water. A shining star, water is life. All your followers, the population, you hold in your hands their lives. That is the meaning of that,” Kwame Owusu Fordjour disclosed.