Sylvanus Bedzrah, a level 400 student offering B.A. Public Relations Management in the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Friday September 28, 2017 won a prestigious national award. The award, dubbed “40 Under 40 Awards” which seeks to acknowledge 40 young Ghanaian achievers under the age of 40 was held at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra.
Mr. Bedzrah, a student activist, author, publisher and CEO of Mini-Star Publications was nominated in the categories of “Authorship & Creative Writing” and “Printing/Press & Publishing” alongside other accomplishing young, vibrant Ghanaians, which he emerged as the winner of gold in the “Printing/Press & Publishing” Category.
Sylvanus, known for his creative writing skills, started writing at a very tender age but published his first book when he was in Senior High School. Sylvanus has since won six national awards including “Youth Impact Ghana Awards” and the “Student Writer of the Year Award.” Most of his achievements came to light after he aspired for the SRC Presidential position of the university which he was unfortunate to lose the elections to Mr. Justice Gadugah. As part of his achievements, he wrote a book “THE BLOODY INGRATE” (Betrayal of Trust) which has been approved by the Ghana Education Service (GES) as a supplementary reader for schools in the country.
“As you celebrate the awards, it is just the beginning. Do not ever be content. Contentment is deceitful,” Hon. Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, the Minister of Business Development said at the event. He congratulated all the 121 nominees and advised the 40 winners not to feel relaxed with the award but rather work harder to achieve more and also called on Ghanaians to be constantly innovative and not only look for opportunities, but also create the opportunities for others by taking advantage of the many available opportunities his government has created for the youth especially.
The Forty Under 40 Award is to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplishing young business leaders under the age of forty from a wide range of industries, who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age.
Extracted from upsa.edu.gh
Daniel K. Selormey