Komi Selom Klassou, who has been Prime Minister of Togo since 2015, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Gandhi Mandela Award', to be held later this year, alongside other distinguished persons/organizations. A member of the ruling Union for the Republic (UNIR), he served as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports from 2000 to 2003, as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education from 2003 to 2007, and as First Vice-President of the National Assembly from 2007 to 2015.
Klassou was appointed as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in the government named on October 8, 2000 and has also served as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education for more than four years. Klassou was re-elected to the National Assembly in the July 2013 parliamentary election and he was re-elected as First Vice-President of the National Assembly on 2 September 2013. He was also a member of the Political Bureau of the RPT.
The Gandhi Mandela awards will be given to personalities who have made significant contribution in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.