A 23-year-old Ghanaian, Paul-Miki Akpablie, is set to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, the ghanabusinessnew.com has reported.
Akpablie will be presented with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Thursday June 23, the report said. The ceremony will form part of the queen's 90th birthday celebration.
He is said to be one of thousands of young people from all over the Commonwealth who applied to be a Queen’s Young Leader.
Akpablie, the report said, will be recognised for his social enterprise business that provides the opportunity for Ghanaians and other young Africans to empower themselves through business and reliable energy.
He will represent Ghana as he joins winners from 45 different Commonwealth countries in London for five days of high-level engagements, all designed to help them further their life-changing work, the report added.
Queen's Young Leader Award is an annual award given in recognition of leadership skills by young persons between the ages of 18 and 29. The award is open to selected Commonwealth of Nations to recognise exceptional people or organisations who are making a difference in improving other citizen's lives.
The program was established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society.