LIBERIA: Finance Minister Samuel Tweah Awarded African Inspirational Leadership Prize

The award recognizes and celebrates inspirational business leadership at a time of change

Monrovia –  Finance and Economic Planning Minister Samuel Tweah has been awarded the African Inspirational Leadership Award in Public Service by the African Leadership Magazine.

The award presented to the Minister Wednesday in the backdrop to this year’s African Leadership Magazine’s 5th US – Africa Investment Forum & Policy Dialogue 2020.

According to the magazine, the program is a virtual meeting taking place from September 29th – 30th 2020, with the theme set as ‘US Africa Relations – A necessary Realignment’.

The award recognizes and celebrates inspirational business leadership at a time of change. “The recipient is one who has displayed characteristics of energizing and creating a clear sense of and purpose for others during a period of disruptive change,” according to the magazine.

Minister Tweah’s selection emerged through a 3-step points-based selection process that included a call for nomination; a call for online voting for shortlisted nominees; and the editorial board’s final review of the nominations and voting submissions – using supporting evidence and voting considerations in their final decisions to decide the African Business Leadership Awards 2020 winners. The online voting was responsible for sixty-five percentage points and supporting evidence responsible for 35% in the final selection process for the 2020 winners.

Dr Ken Giami, the magazine’s publisher maintained that “Africa depends on businesses and its leaders for sustenance, jobs and wealth creation.” Continuing the Publisher stated that, “at this time when there are widespread disruptions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the role and place of the business community to not only serve their clients, but become strong positive references for society on how to thrive amidst uncertainties, and inspire hope in people’s ability to aspire to solve more of the problems facing the African people today, is more important than ever.”

Dr. Giami added: “Our winners and all the nominees truly deserve to be recognized for the outstanding work they have done over the last year, and they continue to do for the development of our continent”. Dr Giami added.

The 5th US Africa Investment Forum & Policy Dialogue 2020 brought together policymakers, private sector leaders, Industry Titans, civil society leaders, and all stakeholders in the US-Africa ecosystem during this 2-day forum to contribute to shaping a new future for our common good. Other discussants and honorees at the forum included Dr Patrick J. Schena Professor of International Business, at the Fletcher School, Tufts University USA; Hon. Billy Mitchell (GA) President-Elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, USA; Mrs Rawya Mansour, Chairperson RAMSCO Group Egypt; Olugbenga Agboola, CEO Flutterwave; Segun Ogunsanya, CEO Airtel Nigeria and Raghav Prasad, President Mastercard Africa, among others.