The Young Can Lead – An Inspiration Behind The Story Of Shadrach Owusu

It has recently been revealed that an illustrious son of Ghana who advocates for youth leadership is one of the youngest individuals to occupy an official government position in Ghana. Shadrach who is popularly known for his nationalistic movement called “the young can lead” is an alumnus of Adisadel College in Cape Coast, graduated to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he studied BSc Petrochemical Engineering.
He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Petroleum Accounting and Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra as well as a Master of Arts in Political Communication from the Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. As a Communications Strategist aside his petroleum career, he holds various professional diplomas in communication and international relations from King’s College London, University of London, University of Leeds, all in United Kingdom, University of Washington, and Purdue University, all in United States of America and Trinity College in the University of Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) in the United Kingdom, as well as a graduate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) (yet to be conferred a fellow)
Shadrach over the years has been admired by many for his leadership abilities from Adisadel College, through the ranks to being elected National Coordinating Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), which is the highest student governance body in Ghana. As a Ghanaian diplomat of the International Model United Nations, Shadrach played several roles in MUN committees in Cambridge University and Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Shadrach enrolled in a job with the Birmingham City Council in England, UK after briefly interning with the British Broadcasting Corporation’s The Big Question TV show in Cardiff, Wales and later joined UK’s leading multi-format specialist distributor of video games, Centresoft in Birmingham, England. Currently, He has been appointed as a Social Media and Digital Communications Strategist for the Ministry of Energy in Ghana where he combines his expertise in communications and energy management, taking keen interest in petroleum. He doubles as a member of the PR team for Ghana’s current Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
In a discussion with Mr. Owusu, he said that “the elderly in Ghana have laboured and we young ones now share the glory. Ours is to do more exploits and add to their gain, so that those who will come after us take up our story”. “With the right mentorship from the elderly and the willingness and humility to be mentored from the young ones, the young would be able to lead” he added.