Paul Kagame named African Person of the Year 2017
The winners will be decorated on the 24th February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This is according to a poll conducted by African Leadership Magazine which is based in the United Kingdom.
Kagame who is currently AU's chairperson has been instrumental in turning Rwanda from a war wrecked nation to 0ne of the most developed African Nations.
Other African leaders sourced from different sectors include; Bethlehem Tilahum Alemu, Founder soleRebels, Ethiopia and Ms. Suzan Mashibe, Executive Director, Tanjet Aviation, Tanzania who were jointly named African Female Leader of the Year, Kwame Nana Bediako, President, Founder & CEO, Petronia from Ghana who was named ALM Person of the Year 2017 – Employment Generation and Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Comcraft Group, Kenya who was named ALM Person of the Year 2017 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society among other winners.
The winners who shall be decorated on the 24th February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, were unveiled by the Publisher of the Magazine Dr. Ken Giami, at the UK Head Office of the group.
This is after the awards committee working with the editorial team concluded the collation of both online and offline votes and submissions from the over 1 million subscribers / followership base of the publication.
The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year which is in its 6th run, is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans, who are considered to have blazed the trail in the year under review.
A shortlist of nominees are selected from results gathered via a Call for nomination – traditionally promoted via a paid online and offline campaigns across the continent, Europe, and the Americas.
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