June 24, 2024

The Abbey Global Institute for Leadership Studies (Jagils) has named the Rt Hon. Speaker as an honoree at its 6th Annual Banquet and Awards Gala at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Virginia.

According to the Institute, the Speaker’s “distinguished career as a Ghanaian politician, serving as the Minister for Health, a seven-term Member of Parliament for the Nadowli West constituency, and your current role as the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana exemplify the leadership and dedication that Jagils holds in high esteem” makes him a perfect candidate for the said prestigious award.

On Parliament’s facebook page, it was pointed out that, the award is presented to leaders who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to civil and human rights, recognizing their dedication to advancing justice, peace, and freedom for workers and community members through their daily work.

Previous recipients of this esteemed award included H.E. Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Isabelle Vladoiu, Founder of the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights, The Hon. Cashenna A Cross, Mayor of the City of Glenarden, Dr. Nina L Meyerhof, President of Children of the Earth Inc., and Timothy Bowles, International Director of Youth for Human Rights International.

The NDC Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Hon. Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, (Esq) has also been approved to be awarded a life-time achievement recognition by a conferment of the Presidential Service Award in the USA.

This follows his voluntary service in Ghana and across a number of States in the USA. Hon. Sosu has been known to be a lawyer, author, and human rights activist.

His nomination was made by the Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute Leadership in Virginia and was approved by the Whitehouse in June 2024.

According to Jacobs-Abbey Global Institute of Leadership, “Hon Sosu rose from being a destitute street child into becoming a lawyer and human rights activist and eventually a legislator in Ghana championing major legislative changes including abolishing the death penalty and criminalizing witchcraft accusations”.

The event is scheduled to take place on November 9, 2024, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Virginia where Rt. Hon. Speaker and Hon. Sosu would both pick these prestigious awards.