e-TV Ghana, organizers of Ghana’s Most Influential Awards, has released the final list of the Most Influential Personalities for the year 2013.
In its fourth year running, the Ghana Most Influential Awards is an annual event organized by the station to recognize Ghanaians who have made a great impact on the Ghanaian society during the year under review.
The top 20 out of the 100 Most Influential Personalities for the year 2013 in Ghana include Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, Dr. Mensah Otabil, Justice William Atuguba, Kwesi Appiah, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Martin Amidu, and Prince Kofi Amoabeng.
The rest are H.E. Jerry John Rawlings, Rev. Fr. Campbell, Manasseh Azure, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Cardinal Turkson, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Osei Kwame 'Despite', Roland Agambire and Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams. Past winners of the awards are Cardinal Peter Turkson (2010), Joseph Siaw Agyepong (2011), and Roland Agambire (2012).
e-TV officially started the process for the 2013 edition of the Ghana’s Most Influential Awards in November when nominations opened for the public to nominate which personalities they believe have been most influential in the year 2013.
Nominations were solicited from the streets, via text through a short code, and via e-TV Ghana’s facebook page and website. Unlike previous years when public voting constituted 100% of the voting, the voting system for the 2013 was revised.
Public voting was 75%, the online voting was given a 5% voting weight, whilst a specially constituted committee had a 20% voting weight, totaling 100%. The entire voting process was verified, vetted and approved by Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF), a highly respected audit firm.
Mr. Eric Tettefio, Senior Partner at the firm added that “we have reviewed and vetted the processes for the nominations and the voting mechanism for Ghana’s Most influential Awards and we confirm that it is transparent and the final list is very credible”.
Rosemond Aryeetey, Head of Corporate Communications at Global Media Alliance, owners of e.TV Ghana “this is the fourth time e.TV Ghana is conducting the Ghana Most Influential Awards, and we are proud to honour these distinguished personalities who made a huge impact in our society. I congratulate all the honourees. We look forward to a memorable awards ceremony with the top 100 most influential personalities on January 31.”