Mr Emmanuel Sam of the Security Unit of UMaT who is also the Chairman of the Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) of GTUC, UMaT Branch, has been given a National May Day Award for the year 2015.
The ceremony which took place at the Independent Square in Accra on Friday, 1 May, 2015 saw Mr Emmanuel Sam receive a Citation, Double Decker Refrigerator, and a cash of four hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢400.00) as his prize.
The Citation recounted his contribution to organised labour at UMaT in particular, and generally in Ghana. Thus, Mr Sam was noted to have worked as the TEWU representative in his Local for nine (9) years before ascending to the Chairmanship of the UMaT Local Union.
Over the years, Mr Emmanuel Sam has served on several Committees including the Committee of Universities Master Pension Trust Scheme, the Committee of Universities Local Union Executives, Municipal Council of Labour, Tarkwa, UMaT Health Services Committee, UMaT Security Management Committee, UMaT Basic School Management Committee and also a member of UMaT Provident Fund Committee.
The Award was in recognition of his meritorious services to the Union over the years.
Present at the ceremony were His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama, Secretary General of TUC, Deputy Secretary General of TUC, Minister of Employment and Labour Relation, Minister of Fisheries, Greater Accra Regional Minister, and other dignitaries of the Government of the Republic of Ghana.
Mr. Peter Simon Kwofie
Assistant Registrar (University Relations)