Meeting with General

Colin Powell (RTD)

I met this iconic gentleman in-person for the first time in New York City in 2016, for my involvement with Dwight Eisenhower Fellowship. This Fellowship exists to attract and inspire leaders across country boarders in all nations who makes a difference in society. This is under the leadership of George De Lama, the President of the Fellowship. As a result, it was arranged for me to be recognized as a leader and country chair for Ghana. With support of a great team, I was able to establish and re-introduce this Fellowship to Ghana. Spreading it to the entire African continent was the General's biggest vision and passion which we led in bringing it to live. This was the reason I met him privately and later during the ceremony.


Ironically, in return, in 2018, just 2 years after our initial meeting, I was selected to present an achievement award to the General as the outgoing Trustee Chair in Philadelphia in the presence of over 400 invited dignitaries across the globe - sharing the same stage with former US Presidents, Secretaries of State, high powered influential leaders, Kings and Queens from other nations and ordinary people; in-person, and via video conference in a non political environment, with 100% focus on social impact. It was iconic, humbling and honorable!

© 2019 Evans Kwesi Mensah

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