Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama has been adjudged the ‘Most Inspirational African President’ by the congress of all Africa Students Union. The scales of the union also identified the former African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Clarie Dlamini Zuma, as African Personality of the Year.
The All Africa Students Union (AASU), is an independent student body with equal membership from over 50 African countries, with its headquarters in Accra. The congress is the supreme organ of the union and is convened every four years. Each congress among other things, identifies individuals who have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavour.
The fifth congress honoured a total of 16 personalities in four categories, platinum, gold, silver and honorary awards. Ghana’s president, John Dramani Mahama, has been adjudged the most inspirational leader in Africa for the year 2016, for his exemplary leadership role in the fight against Ebola, Burkina Faso crises among other sub-regional and continental issues.
Other platinum award winners include the former AU chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Clarie Dlamini Zuma, chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Dr. Max Prince, President of the Gambian National Students Union, Ansumana Bojang, African Union and the Government of Ghana.