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President Akufo-Addo Named The Political Leader Of The Year 2020 By Top Magazine; This Is Why

President Akufo-Addo has been named the Political leader Of The Year 2020 by the African Leadership Magazine.

The African Leadership Magazine is a renowned Pan African political magazine which focuses on continent-exclusive contents.

Garnering 54.39 per cent of the total poll votes, President Akufo-Addo beats competition from Tanzania’s President John Mugufuli, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and Senegal’s President Macky Sall who had 43.83 per cent, 1.01 per cent and 0.77 per cent respectively.

At the same time, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who has been at the forefront of the global fight against Coronavirus was named the African of the Year.

Why was President Akufo-Addo named the Political Leader of the Year 2020? Well, he won the poll after he was regarded to have demonstrated an admirable level of leadership in Ghana and across the continent as far as the fight against COVID-19 is concerned.

The full list of winners are as follows:

African of the Year 2020: 

  1. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, – Winner
  2. Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Executive Chairman, Econet Group, Zimbabwe – Runner-up

African Political Leader of the Year 2020: 

  1. H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana – Winner
  2. H.E. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania – Runner-up

African Female Leader of the Year 2020: 

  1. Tiguidanke Camara, Chairman & CEO, TMG Group, Guinea – Winner
  2. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa – Runner-up

African Educationist of the Year 2020 

  1. Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo, Vice-Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Nigeria – Winner
  2. Dr Patrick Awuah Jr. Founder & President, Ashesi University, Ghana – Runner-up

African Industrialist of the Year 2020

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman, Oppenheimer Generations, South Africa – Winner
  2. Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman, BUA Group, Nigeria – Runner-up

African Philanthropist of the Year 2020 

  1. Mo Ibrahim, Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Sudan – Winner
  2. Ayo & Helen Oritsejafor, Founders, Eagle Hand Foundation, Nigeria – Runner-up

 ALM Young Person of the Year 2020 

  1. Sadio Mane, Footballer, Senegal – Winner
  2. Eder pale, Founder & CEO, Mozhandlings, Mozambique – Runner-up

 African Agricultural Champion of the Year 2020

  1. Onyeka Akumah, Co-founder, FarmCrowdy, Nigeria – Winner
  2. Noel Doyle, Chief Executive, Tiger Brand, South Africa – Runner-up

African Climate Champion of the Year 2020 

  1. Graca Machel, the former first lady and climate activist, Mozambique – Winner
  2. Agnes Matilda Kalibata, President, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa – Runner-up

Africa Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2020 

  1. H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria – Winner
  2. General Vincent Nundwe, Army Commander, Malawi – Runner-up

African Energy Leader of the Year 2020 

  1. Kwame Kyei, MD/CEO, Unity Oil Company Ltd, Ghana – Winner
  2. Nkechi Obi, MD/CEO, Techno Oil, Nigeria – Runner-up

African Public Health Champion of the Year 2020

  1. Dr John Nkengasong, Director General, Africa CDC, Cameroon – Winner
  2. Jean-Jacques Muvembe, Ebola Vaccine, Congo – Runner-up

Africa Disruptor of the Year 2020 

  1. Kamal Yakub, Founder, Uber for Tractors, Ghana – Winner
  2. Ken Njoroge, Co-founder & Group CEO, Cellulant Corporation, Kenya – Runner-up


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