Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee has won the ‘Face of Trek Africa 2018 award of Excellence.’
According to a release, Mayor Koijee is the first youth leader in Liberia to win this prestigious award which is the reflection of his many contributions to African youths.
The release further said he was honored in recognition of his exemplary leadership style, demonstration of excellence in the promotion and advocacy of African culture, talent and heritage coupled with his various empowerment gestures.
Mayor Koijee now becomes ‘African Youth Role Model Personality of 2018.’
Face Trek Africa is an annual award designed to recognize the contributions of potential youth leaders around Africa.
The selection of Mayor Koijee follows a year of thorough vetting exercise of Twenty-three (23) nominees from various African countries.
The award ceremony took place at the end of Trek Africa 2018 youth conference on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Ekejah City, Lagos, Nigeria.
Samuel Jacobs and Chinanere Joy Onos of the Monrovia City Corporation Youth project and development represented MCC at the weeklong conference.
Over Five Hundred youth leaders from Liberia, Nigeria, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon amongst others participated in the conference.