Jacob Mawuli Azumah launches second book
Jacob Mawuli Azumah, a rising author and the Executive Director of Youth 360 Ltd, a youth capacity building and consultancy organization, has launched his second book in two years titled “Destiny: Reality or Coincidence?”
At the launch of the book, Mr. Azumah explained that the thinking of most Ghanaians is one of his inspirations for writing this book.
“A lot of youth and adults, I perceive are confused about what their eventual destinies in life should be. This takes them to consult oracles and see prophets of all kind, but to no avail.
Nations, especially in Africa, have become underdeveloped over time, but bag all their hopes on religion. This got me into addressing the subject matter of the book, Destiny: Reality or Coincidence? – Odysseys of Destiny. ”
Mr. Azumah, though a staunch Christian, he stated that he doesn’t let that crowd his judgment. “I am a devoted Christian and this really shows in my books, but I don’t discriminate against other religions in my writings.”
Although he explained that his books have been successful, it also comes with some challenges. He stated that funding is one of the major drawbacks he has faced, leading him to fall on his own meager resources and that of friends and family.
He expressed, deeply, the lack of interest of Ghanaians in general on reading and also non-attendance at book launches.
He is currently, the Executive Director of Youth 360 Ltd, a youth capacity building and consultancy organization. He is also championing Project RSL, a Read, Speak and Lead annual reading improvement programme.
As a motivational speaker and author, Mawuli is a fan of the Annual Global Leadership Summit from the Willow Creek Community Church in the USA and participates in it every year.
He is also the Administrative Manager of the Full Gospel Church International in Tema, where he coordinates with the Pastoral Council, Church Board and the broader Ministry Leaders’ Council in running the corporate wing of the ministry; he has a degree in Management and Psychology.
He has also been a former English Language teacher and a Spelling Bee coach in previous engagements. He follows football because of his love for the beautiful game, having been a football player himself.
He urged the youth and the education ministry to pay more attention to books with local contents.
“It is difficult to start out and keep going, but keep strong… I think the education ministry should be very interested in any book launch across the country and attach same importance to them as they do towards state funeral if government is really interested in transforming the human capital of our nation. They should budget for these accordingly.”