All over campus, from the halls to the auditoriums, I heard the name of a man, a man who would set the ball rolling, the one who would serve the people… “A man wearing glasses”, they said, but I must ask, “Who is the man behind the glasses?” He is Justice Nkrumah Preprah.
Justice Nana Kwame Nkrumah Preprah was born on the 12th of February in the late nineties in Sefwi Wiaso, Western North Region. Being the lastborn and only son of his parents, Mr Dominic Nkrumah of blessed memory and Mrs Grace Afful, he was showered with love and affection and was taught how to stand as a force to be reckoned with. Justice lives at Achimota in Accra, Ghana with his mother. His alma mater was St. Joseph’s Senior High School in the Western Region of Ghana where he was elected the senior boys ‘prefect in his time and was know to be one of the best prefects the school had ever met. From there, he wrote the external exams and gained admission into this prestigious university.
Here in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), he is offering BSC Geological Engineering and is currently in his third year. A few days back, I had the privilege of meeting him and asking him a few questions because I was so curious to know who had made the competition in the race for hall president of the renowned Independence Hall so intriguing. From the man himself, Justice is in his early twenties and his hobbies are writing, cooking and singing. His role model is Barak Obama and he aspires to work in mining or petroleum works and with the United Nations (UN) as their Secretary General.
As we spoke, I wondered why he choose to aspire for hall president and voiced out my thoughts to him. He said,” Man is not born for himself but for the society therefore, one must pay his dues. All my life I have realized that society prepares us for the future and as payment must serve the community. Thus, I have decided to stand as hall president as way to serve the community.”. As my final question I asked him, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” He replied, “As a renowned geologist or a member of Parliament.” Satisfied, I thanked him and bade him farewell.
As I walked towards my home, I recalled all I observed of Mr. Nkrumah Preprah. He is joyful, phlegmatic and very flexible. He also seemed very straight forward and determined. A man with a will of iron yet carries a caring heart. Indeed, this is the real Justice Nkrumah Preprah, the man behind the glasses.Follow us on Whatsapp , Instagram, Twitter , Facebook