Joseph Frimpong – Speaker

Nana Akwasi Yinkah Frimpong is a media reporter/producer, the 53rd born of Nana Kofi Gyimah Ababio II (Paramount Chief, Asante Akyem Petrensa) father, and the 2nd of 5 siblings to Nana Akua Kyaa Manu Queen Mother (Kodie Kotokuom), born into an ancient family of Akan-Ashanti rulers. Nana Akwasi Yinkah Frimpong is named after his grandfather, an ancient war Lord and one of the first rulers of Asanti Mampong Nsuta.

Frimpong was born in Kumasi raised in Tamale and began his basic education at the 31st December Movement school at (Lamashegu) Tamale and back to Accra where he completed JHS and SHS. He traveled to work and study Art in Tokyo Saitama, a local art school in Kawaguchi Japan. He later moved to Ghana to be appointed to join a Ghana government delegation to run research on health and nutrition at the Ghana embassy, Alpha Romeo Italy, and Ransburg Johannesburg (South Africa), for the Countries School feeding Program in 2017.

Before his study at GIMPA, he served as a class Rep at his former school (Ghana Institute of Journalism), where he studied PR, Marketing, advertising, and effective public speaking in communication strategy (2015), also led his JHS year 2000 contingent to win the Ghana @40 Independence Day match pass as the second commander, organized by Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings for schools.

In his third year, he turned his scholarly focus to higher education and leadership, together with his interest in music art, and culture as well as sport, which contributed to his election to the office of the President of the business school (Greenhill College) GIMPA.

He chaired twice the SRC S.P committee, which ended with the 2021/22 administration, by reigniting student’s interest in entertainment and sporting disciplines. Through dedicated efforts to bridge the institutions communication gap and facilitated networking between students and lecturers through research initiatives, industrial partnerships, and strategic planning (Business school Apps). He was instrumental in organizing orientation for newly elected leaders, developing appointments and campaigning strategies to maintain the code of conduct and traditions of the SRC, Association, and Club Associations on campus.

He developed much interest in student leadership, after assisting to organize a well patronized outdoor sporting event, dubbed Macdan Rectors Cup for the business faculty, which was aimed at connecting the morning school to the evening and maintaining good health, through sport and entertainment, as the Deputy social and planning committee chair of the Association. 

His efforts and skills in coordination drew him to the SRC where some senior academic officers advised him to Chair the Social and Planning Committee of the SRC to organize the main event of the Council (SRC WEEK) “The Big Day”.  The event was a success with over 3.5 million views on YouTube and other social media platforms.

His favorite quote; “the world suffers a lot, not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of the good ones.”