The Nkosuohene of Lower Axim Traditional Area, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, has won two awards in the just -ended Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) held in Lagos, Nigeria. YALI is an initiative of United States of America’s President Barack Obama.
Nana Nkwantabisa was part of Ghana’s contingent to the 2016 first Nigerian edition of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Cohort One held at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry, Lagos.
The Ghanaian continent won five prestigious awards out of the nine categories, with Nana Osei Nkwantabisa ( privately known as Evans Osei Baffour), Nkosuohene of Lower Axim Traditional Area winning two, the Most Disciplined Participant of the Cohort, and the Best Prize in Presentation Skills.
The Most Impactful Participant award was received by Mr. Yakubu Yusuf, while Mr. Kweku Ankomah Asare won the Most Interactive Personality award, and Ms. Doreen Onyinye Anene took the Good Leadership award.
The five-week programme organised by the YALI Regional Leadership Centre, West Africa and partnered by the USAID, GIMPA, The MasterCard Foundation and Africa 2.0, had 150 participants from seven countries across the Sub-Sahara region.
Participating countries included Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Cote D’ Viore, Cameroon, Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively with Nigeria placing second with four awards.
Ghana’s team was made up of twenty (20) participants with different backgrounds were selected from the various parts of Ghana. According to the statement, the Ghana team exhibited a good sense of team spirit, high sense of discipline and good leadership skills among their peers from other countries.
Nana Osei expressed his profound gratitude to the YALI Regional Leadership Centre West Africa, Accra and their various key stakeholders such as the USAID, the U.S.A Embassy in Ghana, GIMPA, ASCON for the opportunity.