Liberia: Africa’s youngest Mayor, 32 year old Jefferson Koijee due in Ghana in February 2019

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The Mayor of Monrovia in Liberia, Jefferson Koijee who holds the record as Africa’s youngest Mayor is due in Ghana in February 2019.

He will be in the country at the instance of the Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior to formalize and firm up a sister city relationship between Tamale and Monrovia.

Announcing the development on his Facebook page, Mr. Musah Superior described the young Mayor as intelligent, dynamic and transformational.

When the Liberian civil war erupted on the eve of Christmas in 1989, Jefferson Koijee was barely 4 years old.

At age 32 in 2018, Koijee has gone down in Liberia’s history books as the youngest Mayor, after he was confirmed by the Senate.

Among current mayors of the continent, he will also be Africa’s youngest.

But globally, Michael Tubbs, 26 of Stockton, California is recorded as the youngest city Mayor in the United States in 2017.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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