The African Regional Journal has ranked Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the minister of energy, as the sixth most inspirational person in Africa.
The African Regional Awards, run by Tarj Events, are said to have as their primary goal “to celebrate inspiring individuals in Africa and motivate the collective African citizenry to follow in their steps,” per the African Regional Journal.
In the African Journal Publication, they explained what makes a person inspiring:“Truly inspiring people share two fundamental qualities: they believe in themselves and they believe in others. But they also share other critical traits that make those around them to aspire to improve themselves…to reach further, and to leap higher”Individuals according to Tarj Events were handpicked throughout the region of Africa by the African Regional Journal Team.
“In their research, the Team relied primarily, but not exclusively, on vetted information gathered from authentic sources, and then authenticated by information obtained from print, radio, television, and social media sources”
“The selected candidates were chosen in based on their impressive and documented accomplishments in their respective professional sectors. These sectors include business, governance, social impact, and creative inventiveness. Indeed, painstaking efforts have gone into the selection of deserving candidates for this laudable award recognition”
In addition to receiving the Havard Ministerial Fellow award, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh was selected Best Minister in both 2017 and 2019.
He has won numerous honors, the most recent of which was an honorary doctorate awarded to him by the University of Cape Coast for his exceptional leadership abilities.
Similar awards have also been given to him by the Universities of Professional Studies and Education Winneba. The Ghana Civil Service has recently recognized him with an award for his “sterling leadership qualities.”