Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has received the inaugural Consular Corps of Jamaica Global Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to national development.
The award was presented during a special banquet to honour Mr. Seaga, jointly hosted by the Consular and Diplomatic Corps of Jamaica at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston last Friday.
The event was attended by a wide cross section of Government officials, diplomats and dignitaries, headed by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.
Senator Johnson Smith, who delivered remarks, praised Seaga’s 45 years of public service which she said contributed significantly to Jamaica’s development.
The Minister further noted that Mr. Seaga was pivotal in building Jamaica’s financial system and guiding development of the country’s urban and rural infrastructure.