Superintendent Patience Naa Ashorkor Quaye, Head of Human Trafficking Division, Ghana Police Service, is to be decorated with the ?International African Woman of the year 2014 award,? at the 3rd Annual Women4Africa Awards night in London.

The event, being organised by Women4Africa, a platform for African women in Europe and the Commonwealth is slated for May 10, a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra by Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I, Queen-mother on behalf of the group stated.

A brief profile of Superintendent Quaye indicates that the International Association of Woman Police (IAWP) recently presented to her the Excellence in Performance Award at the annual training programme in Durban, South Africa.

In 2007, she was honoured by the US Secretary of State and the United States Embassy in Accra and in that same year, she was named as one of the eight heroes of the 2007 Human Trafficking Award.

In December 2009, she was again awarded for Humility, Passion, Bravery and Confidence by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

In 2010, Barak Obama, President of the United States of America, recognised her efforts during his maiden visit to the country.

She also received a UN CRC Meritorious Award in 2011 for putting smiles back on the faces of thousands of trafficked victims, both locally and internationally.

In June 2011, she was awarded with the African Servant Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding service to people, the community and the nation.

In July 2012, Ga-Adangbe residents in Europe also awarded her with the Excellence Award for the commitment, selflessness and passion she had for children.

Superintendent Quaye was enlisted into the Ghana Police Service in 1977 and has since held several distinguished positions, including serving with Interpol, Ghana, the Detective Training School, and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

As Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service, she played an outstanding role in the establishment of nine anti-human trafficking units nationwide, as well as in the rescue and prosecution of several cases over the years.

In the area of community service, she has created awareness of human trafficking, smuggling, and domestic violence.

Superintendent Quaye holds a Master?s degree in Public Administration, Bachelor?s Degree in Public Administration, Diploma in Public Administration (GIMPA), Diploma in Police Administration (University of Ghana ? Legon) Certificate in Public Administration, Certificate in Women In Management, Certificate in Policing, Certificate in Computer Programme and GCE ?O? Level Certificate.

Other distinguished personalities to be awarded at the 3rd Annual Women4African night are Dr. Mrs Ambassador Sefa-Boakye, Chief Executive Officer of Anita Hotel, Kumasi who receives a Women4Africa Recognition Award for her philanthropic work.

Women4Africa is the largest Awards night celebration of African women in Europe and the Commonwealth birthed from a passion to elevate African women. GNA


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