Time is only a figment of our imagination and as time changes, so does everything bound by its ever-spinning wheel. Barely a year ago, a campus chapter of the Young Africans for Opportunities (YAFO) was launched on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). This chapter was christened YAFO-KNUST and as with every campus organisation, it had an executive body that kept it running smoothly and effectively. The executive was headed by Mr. Daniel Okine and had Mr. Antu Emmanuel as his vice.
After a year of rigours intellectually stimulating activities and programs, these executive body had to give way for a new set of executive houses to take their place in running the organization and emulating their successes and correcting their failures. The rein of leadership was transferred from the outgoing house to the incoming house at the organization’s annual dinner and awards night which was held on the 14th of April, 2018 at Sanbra Kitchen, University Hall (Katanga). The occasion was graced by the CEO of the YAFO Mr. Bismark Peter Kwofie and the patron Mr. Afriyie Kwadwo, Mr. Nuwman Mohammed Bello, CEO of Hope for Education Foundation; Miss Rhonda Boateng, CEO of Kumasi Socials, Miss Ama PRO for Center for Better Society Advocacy and Research (CEBSAR);
Before the award ceremony, Mr. Matthew Mensah introduced the new leaders as follows, Jesse Kokroko Senyo (President), Stephanie Efua Yamoah (Vice President), Theophilus Affram Brewu (Secretary & Director of Communications), Cassandra Gyasi Achiaa (Finance & Donor Manager), Rita Aikins (Membership Manager) Jacob Rhema Boabeng (Programs Manager), Lawrence (Dept. Programs Manager), Raymond Chinedu Anyanwu (Director of Logistics) Peter Tabka Sukuruman (Director of Campus Advocacy), Salim Ahmed Tijani (Director of Research), Maxwell (Program & Advertisement Manager).
The new leaders were admonished by the both the CEO of YAFO and the patron to take their roles seriously and effect change everywhere they find themselves. They were also advised to fearlessly preached their messages of liberty, free market enterprise, property right and rule of law no matter the circumstance.
By Nathaniel Dwamena