The Business Development Minister, Ibrahim Awal Mohammed sat wearing a white overall, in an office close to the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) in Accra.
He said, the 3rd of 29 children, never thought he will see such a day when he will be appointed as a Minister of state. Poverty in an over-populated house forged one goal in his mind – survival! Success can wait…just survive!!
One of his proudest moments was completing GIJ in the 70s. The diploma was one small step for many but it was one giant step for Awal.
The Business Development Minister, Ibrahim Awal remembered how he “was extremely excited” when he was hired as a stringer for the national daily.
As a stringer, it was one story, one pay cheque. Business Development Minister,would comb forgotten villages in Wa, Tamale for stories buoyed up in knowing that he was a stringer with Daily Graphic.
And so when he was hired as a full employee of the paper, his mind tick the box – survival achieved.
In a remarkable story of effort, focus and perseverance, the one-time Northern and Upper West Regional Correspondent, Deputy Features Editor, acting Metropolitan Editor would go on and break into management.
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