- Sir John has received a prestigious posthumous award for his contribution to youth development
- The late CEO of Ghana's Forestry Commission was given a Lifetime Achievement Award
- The former NPP stalwart was given the honour at the maiden award ceremony of the Youth Leadership Parliament
Late former New Patriotic Party General Secretary and CEO of Ghana's Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has received a posthumous award.
The former NPP stalwart known popularly as Sir John was honoured at the maiden Millennium Youth Impact Award held under the auspices of the Youth Leadership Parliament (YLP).
The event was held that the ultramodern auditorium of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on November 28, 2020.
The organizers of the programme honoured Sir John for his immense and matchless support to youth development in Ghana.
In explaining further, the founder of YLP, Mr Kobby Fabian said that Sir John created employment opportunities for 20,000 youth in afforestation and also played a pivotal role in the activities of the Ghana Youth Parliament.
The NPP stalwart threw his weight behind the launch of Ghana’s Youth Presidential Race in 2019.
The Youth Presidential TV show is o Model Presidential Race reality show which creates the platform for all young aspiring leaders to showcase their leadership skills, ambition and to compete in a presidential race for "Ghana's Youth President".
The project's objective is to promote good governance and make the 17 pillars of the United Nation's SDGs a central drive for leadership among our youth in Ghana's development.
The initiative is also aimed at leadership empowerment by Youth Leadership Parliament Foundation, an NGO for youth development in Ghana.
The Millenium Youth Impact Award was an event under the auspices of Youth Leadership Parliament.
Sir John's award was picked up by his daughter who was a special guest at the event.
Here is a full list of all the awardees on the night:
Best Youth Education MInister - Watara Yahaya
Best Special Prosecutor - Abdulai Tajudeen
Best Youth Gender Minister - Comfort Amadie
Best Youth Finance Minister - Rapheal Opoku
Best Youth Health Minister - Isaac Boateng Dwamenah
Best Youth Energy Minister - Prince Osei Owusu
Best Youth Zongo Minister - Portia Nana Ama Dupong
Best Youth Agric Minister - Maame Pokua Opoku
Best Youth Sanitation Minister - Gideon Degbe
Best Youth MP - Prince Osei Owusu
Loyalty award - Aliu Wakilu
Leadership Star of the Year - Andy Amankwa
Millenium Youth Impact Award winner - COP Christian Tetteh Yohunu
Lifetime Achievement Award - (posthumous) Late Sir John
Ghana Youth President- Edem Evans Hokey
Lawyer Elsie Apao - Lead Judge honoured with a citation
Queen Boresah - Speaker of Youth Parliament honoured with a citation
Dr Kuku Biney - honoured with a citation
Jignesh Viraldia (Judge) - honoured with a citation
Hannah Mathu (YLP rep- South Africa) - honoured with a citation
Felix Sunday- Regional Coordinator of Youth Parliament in Accra honoured with a citation
Theophilus Asare - Regional Coordinator of Youth Parliament in Kumasi honoured with a citation
Sir John died on July 1, 2020, after it was reported that he had been infected with the dreaded COVID-19.
In other exciting news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Sharaf Mahama, the son of ex-president John Dramani Mahama is embarking on a mission to support young people through football in his hometown of Bole.
The 23-year-old known for his prolific footballing skills and is very passionate about it, was seen in a video engaging some other football talents in Bole.
Sharaf has played for Belgian side KV Mechelen and also played in ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah’s testimonial match in 2015 and was even training with Ghana Premier League side WAFA during the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
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