Ghana: Lawrence Tetteh decorated with the highest Hungarian honor
Ghanaian international evangelist, Reverend Lawrence Nene Kofi Tetteh, was decorated on Wednesday with Hungary’s highest national honor – the Knight of the Cross of Hungary’s Order of Merit.
This follows his outstanding contributions in facilitating relations between Hungary and Ghana.
It is the highest presidential honor awarded to eminent personalities for their outstanding contributions to the Hungarian economy.
The award ceremony, which took place at the premises of the Hungarian Embassy in Accra, was attended by many eminent personalities, including former President, Agyekum Kuffour; former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong.
Also present on the occasion were members of the clergy, as well as media personalities, including the editor of the Ghanaian Times, Mr. David Agbenu, president of the Ghana Journalists Association, Affail Monney, and Mrs. Mary Mensah , the foreign editor of the Graphic Communications Group Limited.
In a brief remark, Past President Mr. Agyekum Kuffour described Reverend Lawrence Nene Kofi Tetteh as a friend and kind-hearted person whose evangelistic works have transformed many lives around the world.
“So when Reverend Tetteh told me that the President of Hungary conferred on him the highest honor in Hungary, I wondered what Reverend Tetteh had done. But then I remembered his important contributions to the deepening ties between Ghana and Hungary,” former President Kuffour said. .
He said the award recognizes how the people of Hungary have recognized Reverend Tetteh’s contributions to both countries.
Decorating Dr. Tetteh, the Hungarian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Támas Endre Fehér, expressed to him the gratitude of the Hungarian government for his immense contributions to the Hungarian people.
He said Reverend Tetteh’s contributions in the field of evangelism and diplomatic mission called for such honor.
For her part, Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey acknowledged that Dr. Tetteh had been of great help to her and commended him for his passion for Ghana-Hungary relations.
She called on both countries to harness the relationship for the mutual benefit of their people.
In a brief remark, Dr Tetteh, who is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), tele-evangelist, philanthropist and advisor, expressed his gratitude for the honor bestowed upon him and dedicated the award to God.
Reverend Tetteh trained as an economist at the Corvinus University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in the UK.
While still pursuing his PhD program in International Relations at the University of Hungary, he answered a call as an Evangelist of the Nations and was ordained to the ministry by Dr. T. L. Osborn and Archbishop Benson Idahosa of international reputation.