The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has congratulated the Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah on his selection as Young Global Leader for 2020 by the World Economic Forum.
“We believe this laudable feat by the Information Minister is an honour well-deserved and a feather in the cap of such a budding, hard-working public servant,” GJA President Affail Monney noted in a congratulatory statement issued yesterday.
Information Minister Oppong-Nkrumah is among 115 finalists selected out of more than 2000 nominees across the world, who the internationally-acclaimed body holds as the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40.
The finalists include the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin and the Vice President of Ecuador, Otto Sonnenhenholzner.
The GJA said it believed the selection of Mr Oppong-Nkrumah among such illustrious young global leaders was not a fluke or overrating, given the admirable leadership qualities he had exhibited over the years.
“We also believe that the honour did not come on a silver platter but through hard work, dedication to duty, avowed commitment to achieving goals and the strong desire to impact society with great ideas and innovations.
“The GJA is particularly excited by the fact that Hon Oppong Nkrumah is a member of the inky fraternity, having shot to the limelight during his days as host of the ‘Super Morning Show’ on Joy FM.
“With the same enthusiasm and tenacity he exhibited at the Multimedia Group, he has launched into politics and earned great respect from the members of the general public. His achievement is clear demonstration of the influence of media practitioners in national and international affairs and we are proud of that.
“While celebrating the laurels chalked up by Hon. Oppong Nkrumah, the GJA wishes to encourage him to do more exploits in order to justify the confidence reposed in him.
“As a Young Global Leader, a greater responsibility has been entrusted to him and he must live up to expectation by providing leadership, inspiration and hope to the youth in Ghana and abroad who will surely hold him as a role model”, the statement concluded.