By Ajibola Abayomi
Princess of Ada Kingdom, Ghana who doubles as the Principal Labour-Migration Consultant to the Government of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency, Dr Princess Asie Kabuki Ocansey has been slated to receive the prestigious Honoris Causa (Doctorate Degree) in Public Administration on January 29, 2022 at the Ecole Superieure des sciences, de commerce et administration des enterprise du Benin (ESCAE University) Benin Republic.
The migration expert of many parts with over 30 years experience is currently a member of the African Union Labour-Migration Advisory Committee representing the Diaspora African Forum and is the founder of the Nekotech Centre for Labour Migration Diplomacy.
According to the notification letter from the University signed by its Annex Director of Studies, Porto Novo, Dr Ajijola Issac, he said that Ocansey was considered for the Ph D honour because of her numerous impacts on humanity.
The ESCAE University statement reads: “The Governing Council of our University has ratified the conferment of Ph D (Honoris Causa) in Public Administration on you on 29 January 2022.
“Our decision follows a recommendation made by a group of people and our investigation. We are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that you have made a tremendous contribution to the progress of humanity, hence you deserve our highest honour.”
Ocansey, is a world renowned serial award winner on Peace, legal migration and decent jobs for security.
The positive migration advocate, philanthropist, professional engineer, evangelist, author, lecturer, businesswoman and songwriter is a mother for the motherless, a migration expert, radio show hostess, and former USA QVC-TV show hostess of Destination Africa.
She was recently nominated for the Global Positive Image award in USA for helping others to help themselves under her Slice of Success, an international company handling Transfer2Transform initiative which promotes and implements Hard-ups vs hand Outs.
Her Ejumapa, (meaning decent jobs) – decent jobs through legal migration for security programs – has given leapfrogging ‘hand ups’ to thousands of young Ghanaian men and women and other African citizens whose lives have been transformed and are now working legally in Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Canada, USA and Australia.
The Amazon’s best-selling author of Deadly Work or Decent Work?, a riveting, must read book pre-launched on August 1, 2020 is an alarming revelation on a raging 21st century slavery leading to an urgent outcry and humble appeal to Middle Eastern and African leaders for the abolishment of the horrifying archaic migrant employment hiring system in the Middle East: Kafala revealing the mind boggling violent experiences of the most vulnerable migrant workers: women domestic workers – whose plights have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 era, especially in Lebanon.
The author and theologian said she felt: “A heavy burden”, as a servant of God, to caution African Leaders to ensure that “never again”, should African citizens be subjected to slave-like work conditions anywhere”.
Ocansey attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast, and Rutgers University – College of Engineering where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Packaging Science and Engineering/specializing in Plastics Engineering, as well as attaining a graduate certificate in International Trade and Finance from NYU, New York.
She obtained her doctorate in Divinity from CICA, Canada.