Mafi Zongo Assemblyman wins ‘World’s Politician of the Year’ award

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The Assembly member for Mafi Zongo in the Volta region Julius Karl Fieve has won the “One Young World’s Politician of the Year Award” in the Netherlands.

He is one of five young politicians who were awarded at a colourful ceremony in The Hague during the One Young World Summit.

The other four winners are Naisula Lesuuda who is a member of the Kenyan National Assembly; Sayida Ounissi who is the Tunisian Secretary of State for Vocational Training; Jordon Steele-John who is the youngest senator to ever serve in the Australian parliament and only the second parliamentarian to use a wheelchair; and Travis Robinson, who became the youngest MP to serve in The Bahama’s legislative body.

The winners were announced by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir John Major. The award winners were chosen by an international panel of judges with first-hand experience of politics.

Their decisions were be based upon the work which young elected or public officials have been carrying out in their own countries and communities and the benefit and impact which it has had on young people.

Mr Fieve was awarded for the tangible and material impact he had made on young people in his community. At age 29, Julius is a Local Government Assembly Member who has inspired several development initiatives in his community.

He developed a Women Rising and Empowerment initiative, mentored young Ghanaian leaders, and organized a free Digital Skills Training for youths in communities in Ghana.

 

 

      Source: Myjoyonline.com |Abubakar Ibrahim

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