Reggae show host, Blakk Rasta has responded to claims that controversial event organizer, Kwame Fordjour aka Dr. UN never attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to Blakk Rasta, Dr. UN was his mate at KNUST between 1997 and 2001.
Blakk Rasta, made the revelation in an interview with Ghanaweb, adding that he worked with Dr. UN in a radio station while they were both students of the university.
“He was my mate, and he was at Katanga Hall, officially called University Hall. In fact, he was also a radio presenter, and I was playing reggae there. I finished in 2001, so this was in 1997. I met him there, the long and short of it all is, he was my mate,” he said.
Dr. UN was the brainchild behind the now controversial 7th Global Leadership Service to Humanity Awards which was held on Friday, August 28th, 2020 in Accra.
Notable personalities Dr. UN honoured at the ceremony were Professor Ebenezer Oduro, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana Johnnie Hughes, Sarkodie, Nathaniel Attoh, Chairman Wontumi, S. K. Boafo (Board Chair of Minerals Commission and former Ashanti Regional Minister), D-Black and Berla Mundi.
The Awards generated controversy after some bloggers accused organisers of tricking awardees that it was a United Nations initiative.
The United Nations office in Ghana issued a statement to dissociate itself from Dr. UN, an action the latter described as unfortunate.
According to him, he had already served the office with letters informing them that his sceme was only in honour of the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who passed away in 2018.