The President of the Daniel Amoateng Foundation (DANAF), Daniel Amoateng, has been awarded the 2015, Ghana UK-based Achievers’ Award (GUBA) humanitarian award in London.
The Ghana UK-based Achievement (GUBA) Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in Britain which recognizes the "hugely significant" contribution that British-Ghanaians make to society.
The GUBA Awards set to recognise Ghanaian achievement aims at showcasing and celebrating excellence and achievement within the British-Ghanaian community as well as acknowledging the outstanding and valuable services provided to Ghanaians in the UK and Ghana.
Pastor Daniel Amoateng doubles up as an entrepreneur who deals in real estate and a Philanthropist. He is also the creator of Ghana's premier smartphone tourism App called Xploreghana App. Amoateng is also the pastor of the London Prayer Centre in the UK.
His foundation, the Daniel Amoateng Foundation through which his philanthropic activities are carried out across the world won him the 2015 GUBA Humanitarian Award. The award was to recognize and celebrate the humanitarian activities he had carried out in various countries.
According to Amoateng, his decision to perform humanitarian activities is to encourage Ghanaians and for that matter Africans to cultivate the habit of supporting their own in times of crisis. This, he demonstrated when he took a great stand by travelling to Sierra Leone to help support the Orphans of the Ebola outbreak and gave out scholarships to some school children.
Last year, he was in Liberia to help as well.
“In Africa we don’t know how to support our own. We always have to look up to the United Nations, the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support us. My aim is to ensure that Africans learn how to support their own and gradually rise to the status of being philanthropists,” he reiterated.
Amoateng, who self-finances his philanthropic activities, hopes to extend to the various African countries.
Amoateng’s humanitarian activities have granted him audience with several heads of state and have also earned him a honorary citizen of Sierra Leone. His humanitarian activities have spanned on for two years, and there is still more he hopes to achieve.
Daniel Amoateng was recently on Joy News TV to speak on humanitarianism as part of the world humanitarian day which fell on August 20.