‘I’m not interested in the dark realm of politics,’ Sir Sam Jonah, according to rumors about Mahama’s running mate. Rumors that Sir Sam Jonah might be selected as the running mate for the next 2024 election have been denied.
The former CEO of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited denied the allegations and stated that he had no desire to enter politics.
According to Sir Jonah, “Anyone familiar with me would affirm that I harbour no inclination whatsoever to enter the murky world of politics,” in an exclusive remark to Metro TV’s “Good Evening Ghana.”
He also said that he had previously turned down opportunities to serve as Vice President in the 1990s under former President Jerry John Rawlings. In reality, he added, “had I been interested, I would have accepted the position in 1992 and 1996 on a silver platter.”
Several media outlets have made assumptions about Mr. Jonah’s potential role as John Mahama’s running partner for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Sir Jonah, however, labeled these claims as “baseless speculation.”
Assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited in 1986, Sir Sam Jonah—an internationally famous business icon—oversaw the company’s transition from a single-mine operation into a multinational corporation.
‘I’m not interested in the dark realm of politics,’ Sir Sam Jonah, according to rumors about Mahama’s running mate.
After being listed in London and Ghana, Ashanti became the first operating company from Africa to list on the New York Stock Exchange in 1996.
In May 2004, Sir Jonah took over as Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, the second-largest gold producer in the world, following the merger of Ashanti with AngloGold Limited.
Numerous awards and medals have been given in recognition of Sir Jonah’s outstanding accomplishments. He received an honorary knighthood in 2003 from Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, as Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
Additionally, in 2006, he received the Companion of the Order of the Star, Ghana’s highest national accolade. In December 2004, CNN and Time Magazine also honored him, naming him among the 25 most powerful business figures worldwide and praising his contributions to management, ethics, marketing, and innovation on a global scale.
Sir Sam Jonah’s influence and legacy continue to be felt across industries after receiving five Lifetime Achievement awards, the most recent of which was the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.