President Akufo-Addo has appointed National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Sammi Awuku as the Director General of the National Lottery Authority.
Mr Awuku’s appointment has been approved by the Council of State, according to Accra-based Asaase Radio.
Mr Awuku is expected to resign from his position as National Organizer of the NPP in order to accept this new appointment.
Sammi Awuku won the hearts of the NPP faithful during his tenure as National Youth Organizer of the party when he supervised a massive transformation of the youth wing of the Party.
He has also demonstrated notable competence in his handling of youth portfolios, having also served on the Board of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
Mr Awuku is expected to bring massive transformation to the NLA which has been a troubled organisation in recent times.
Owing to his massive rapport with Ghanaian youth, Sammi’s appointment also comes as refreshing to the youth of this country, many of whom are expected to be given an opportunity under his tenure.
He holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany, a certificate in public leadership from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States and a diploma of higher education in law from the University of London.
He also holds a postgraduate certificate in public administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), a postgraduate certificate in advertising, marketing and public relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and a BA in political science and psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon.