President of the 4th republic of Ghana, Akufo-Addo has been adjudged African of the Year, 2021 by Forbes Africa magazine for its latest issue that was unveiled on Friday 3 December 2021.
The award which is in its fourth year, recognises Africans that have made an impact on the continent and the world stage.
The latest issue of the magazine said President Akufo-Addo has “repositioned the country in the global marketplace as one reliant on its own resources and strengths.”
In an interview with CNBC Africa, President Akufo-Addo said he was overwhelmed by the recognition given him by Forbes Africa magazine.
He said. “Thanks very much for recognizing the work that we are doing here in Ghana. For the African version of the magazine to pick me, I’m very grateful for me.”
Akufo-Addo said, the award “is an honour and it means the world is looking at the work we are doing here in Ghana. So it’s an inspiration for us and an encouragement for us to continue the path that we have set ourselves.”
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Previous winners have been Rwandan President Paul Kagame (2018), African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina (2019) and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (2020).