St. James Old Boy Wins Tokyo’s Policy Institute Award

A former student of St. James Seminary in the Brong Ahafo region and a Senior Economics Officer at the Ministry of Finance, Mr Dabone Atta Snr has been adjudged the Alumnus of the Month (ALMO) by a Tokyo-based Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS).Dabone Atta Snr an aluminus of GRIPS in 2010 won the April 2018 edition of the award after he was nominated by former students, professors and staff of GRIPS.The best alumni award is presented to past students based on Academic excellence, Professional accomplishments in their field of expertise, Continuing interest in and support of GRIPS activities and Doing something particularly interesting or exciting.Currently a debt analyst with the Ministry of Finance, he holds a Master’s in Public Policy (Economics) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and has a passion for poverty eradication.Atta Completed St James in 1999 where he read General Arts. He then proceeded to the Methodist University College Ghana where he graduated with a BSc in Economics.Atta joined the Ministry of Finance in 2004 as a service personnel, after graduating with a BSc in Economics from the Methodist University College Ghana.He was later employed in 2006 as an Assistant Economic Officer after having gone through a successful interview and has through dint of hardwork after thirteen years of hardwork been promoted to the position of a Senior Economics Officer and currently awaiting confirmation to a Principal Economics Officer.Aside his job at the Ministry of Finance, he is also an entrepreneur as he operates a rabbit and quail farm.He is also the co-owner of Dormaa-Ahenkro based Voice FM 94.3, one of the leading radio stations in the Brong Ahafo region.He is the Deputy Board Chairman of Foklex Media Awards, a private organization whose core mandate is to strengthen and promote media engagement in Ghana.Click here to read the full interview he granted GRIPS after being selected as the alumnus of month.Call our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to and we’ll surely put them online

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