TV3 primetime news anchor Alfred Ocansey has won the Overall Young Professionals Role Model Award.
He received the award for the male category at the 10th Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference in Accra over the weekend.
More than 8,000 students from across six tertiary institutions across the country voted for Alfred for his passion in sharing his life lessons with the youth, dedication to impacting lives through his work as a journalist.
Alfred Ocansey spends two days every month in different tertiary institutions, taking part in talk sessions and experiential teaching for students to understand the practical demands of the world of work.
He has, through his work, helped six children to be taken off the streets with educational scholarships to support them to the university level.
Aside from his professional duties at Media General, Alfred leads the team that founded the Night School, where together with his four friends, they teach 17 children on the streets and from poor homes after work.
He was recently selected by the US government through the United States State Department for the 2019 Washington Mandela Fellowship, an experience, he revealed, has impacted his social and professional life greatly.
Other awardees at the event were former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for being exemplary models to the youth in political and traditional governance respectively.
Mr. Rawlings, whose award was picked on his behalf by Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, a former Minister of Defence, was celebrated for his feat in political leadership and youth development.
The Asantehene was, however, the toast as the role model in traditional transformational leadership.
Mrs. Irene Asare, Director of Business Services for Tullow Oil, also won the Overall Young Professionals Role Model Award in the female version.