Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee has for the second time been honored by Africa for his selfless and timeless contribution to youth development and empowerment.
Delegates from League of African Development Students (LEADS) arrived in the Country Thursday, November 08, 2018 to present its Africa’s Patriotic Personality Awards to Mayor Koijee.
LEADS represents a body of democratic students Unions in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Egypt amongst others.
The group was established 1985 at the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria with the objectives of sensitizing her members on development best practices.
The group in its statement of presentation Thursday said, Mayor Koijee is a role model and a mentor not only to the youthful generation of Liberia but Africa at large evidenced by his proven authority in Africa’s youth leadership; creating a free advocacy space for his fellow youths.
The group said the youthful City Mayor has also placed Africa on the global map after he was unanimously voted as an Executive member of the Global Parliament of Mayors and Co-Chair of the Health Committee.
According to a statement issued by LEADS, the City Mayor of Monrovia is a distinguished philanthropic patriot who inspires people of Africa through various community and human capacity development, a passionate nation builder and an outstanding patriot per excellence.
The group noted that Mayor Koijee is a vibrant, dynamic and astute leader who has an unflinching quest for Liberia’s development in Africa, thereby pioneering the cause of Africa ’s development.
Leads pointed out that the winner of its Patriotic Personality Award 2018 who is also the Mayor of Monrovia is desperate for Africa’s States to catch up with the rest of the World in attaining the urbanization status imperative for Africa’s quest for self-reliance and development to thrive since no meaningful development can ever be attained without a robust commitment through leadership, respect for city ordinances and development as a germane approach to municipal development .