The Founder and Executive Chairman of the Pan African Heritage World (PAHW), Honourable Kojo Yankah has been announced as the Ghana International Book Fair (GIBF) Personality of the Year.
The Ghana International Book Fair Award is scheduled for Friday, August 27 at the National Theatre in Accra, Ghana. The GIBF Personality of the Year award is a prestigious honour bestowed on distinguished individuals for their long years of service and contribution to the creative industry. The award is given to stalwarts of the literary industry in Ghana and beyond, who have contributed to the promotion and preservation of African, especially Ghanaian literature, arts and culture.
In its citation, the Ghana International Book Fair said “Honourable Kojo Yankah thrilled television viewers in the 1990s with his popular Inspector Bediako series on Ghana Television (GTV). Through his authorship of over ten (10) books, Honourable Yankah has demonstrated the skills needed to communicate issues of various interests to his readers”.
Some of Mr. Yankah’s books include, Crossraods at Ankobea, Three Travelogues, The Story of Namibia, End of a journey and Dialogues with the North. Other books include, Otumfour Osei Tutu – The King on the Golden Stool, The Trial of JJ Rawlings and Our Motherland – My Life, among others.
The Executive Chairman, Honourable Yankah is a communication consultant, journalist and public relations expert by profession. He is also a Statesman and Pan Africanist, who has served Africa and Ghana in various capacities. Honourable Yankah is the brain behind the Pan African Heritage World Museum at Heritage City, Pamadze, near Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana, which is envisaged to be the biggest museum and first of its kind in Africa. The PAHW project will have a museum, Palace of African Kingdoms, Herbal Plant Farm, Convention Centre, Hotel and Library, among other facilities.
Honourable Kojo Yankah was an Editor of the Daily Graphic, Director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Member of Parliament for Agona East constituency from 1992 to 2000, Member of the National Media Commission, Member of the Ghana Law Reform Commission, Deputy Minister of Information, Minister of State for Central and Ashanti Regions, respectively, and Founding President of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), among others. The Pan African Heritage World congratulates its Founder and Executive Chairman, Honourable Yankah for his achievements and the GIBF Personality of the Year Award. The Pan African Heritage World Museum project has received endorsements from the African Union (AU) Commission, Government of Ghana (GOG), Association of African Universities (AAU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), among others.
The Pan African Heritage World Museum is an international non-governmental organization which seeks to create an environment for people of African descent and all others to discover and experience the true history of the Origins of Humanity, the Development of Cultures and the Great Civilizations of the Nile Valley up to the present that influenced the past, informs the present and will shape the future, serving as an inspiration for generations to come.
For more information, visit www.pahw.org.
Dr. Akwasi Bosompem Boateng, PhD, CPRP.
(Director of Communication, PAHW)