The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has been honored for his exemplary leadership and innovative ideas that helps to solve climate change and as well as the creation of Jobs for Ghanaians Youth.
Dr. Ken Giami, publisher and CEO of the African Leadership Magazine, in presenting the award to Mr. Owusu Afriyie, he attributed the creation of over fifteen Thousand jobs for, primarily, persons with no higher form of education, to the reforestation program, which seeks to help fight global warming to Mr Owusu Afriyie.
However, they commended the Forestry Commission in their continuous effort to create the business link between Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Africa Summit, held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, was under the theme “Jobs made in Africa: Creating a world of opportunities for the continents young people”.
The gathering was aimed to help shape discussions on Africa’s entrepreneurship and job prospects for the next ten years and also exposed delegates to bold ideas and workable initiatives.
Notable among Ministers of state and top business personalities from across the African continent at the event were; Hon. N.K Bah, Minister for Tourism in the Gambia, Hon. Amadou Kone, Minister of Transport Cote d’Ivoire, Mr Peter Cole Chiori, CEO of Ocean Glory Commodities Ltd.
Other Awardees includes a Presidential Hopeful of Nigeria and Chairman of BenTV UK, Mr Alistair Soyode, Ms Leelai Kpukuyou, CEO of Mini Enterprise Inc. Liberia, who contributed immensely to the fight against Ebola in Liberia.
By: Sammy Adjei/Newsghana.com.gh