UN disowns ‘Dr UN’ in a strongly-worded disclaimer

“Dr UN” known as ‘Dr’ Kwame Fordjour has awarded distinguished personalities in the country under the guise of working with the United Nations and the Kofi Annan Foundation, including rapper Sarkodie

The United Nations has parried the claim that it has an affiliation with the Global Blueprint Awards in Ghana.

The body in a statement Sunday has cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of any award scheme that claims connection with its agencies.

This follows claims by one Dr Kwame Fordjour that the United Nations and the Kofi Annan Foundation are behind the Global Blueprint Excellence Award.

“The United Nations in Ghana wishes to state categorically that the United Nations (neither in Ghana or anywhere else) has no affiliation with the Blueprint Global Challenge Awards, nor with the organization (Blueprint Mission) or its personnel in any way, shape or form,” the statement read.

Read the full statement below:

The attention of the United Nations in Ghana has been drawn to news reports of an award purported to be associated with the United Nations and the Kofi Annan Foundation.

The United Nations in Ghana wishes to state categorically that the United Nations (neither in Ghana or anywhere else) has no affiliation with the Blueprint Global Challenge Awards, nor with the organization (Blueprint Mission) or its personnel in any way, shape or form.

The UN advises that all genuine UN notices follow strict rules and procedures and are announced/published on UN websites. We advise the general public to access genuine information by visiting the relevant UN agencies’ websites or the UN Ghana website (https://ghana.un.org/en).

The UN in Ghana remains committed to working with the Government of Ghana and its people to deliver on its mandate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and support Ghana attain its development objectives.

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