Former Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central constituency, Rachel Appoh, has been honored at this year’s Ghana Tertiary Entertainment Awards for her contribution to the development of the youth in Ghana.

The awards ceremony, held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, was also to commend the former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection for her successful elevation from a female student leader to mainstream politics.

A citation that accompanied the plaque given to the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislator further recognised her humanitarian activities in Ghana.

Receiving the honourary award, Rachel Appoh commended the awards organisers for initiating the awards scheme.

She said she was overwhelmed by the recognition, adding, “thank you Tertiary Entertainment Award 2020 organisers. I really appreciate your love and recognition. God bless you.”

Ghana Tertiary Awards is an annual “student festival” that seeks to recognise the ingenuity and efforts of tertiary students across the country.

Rachel Appoh began her career in politics as the first Women’s Commissioner of the Students Representative Council (SRC) at the Pentecost University. She is a founding member of the of Tein (NDC) at the university.

She is also an accountant by profession and holds MSc in International Finance and Accounting from university of Buckingham, UK and an MA in Governance and Leadership from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

She was Deputy ranking member on the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament and the youngest female MP of 6th Parliament.