A former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, will on Thursday receive two separate awards in Washington D. C, USA.
The first is by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation (LHSF) for his efforts at solving the problems facing Africa.
The LHSF seeks to empower underprivileged people worldwide by promoting the principles of self-help and social responsibility.
The second award is by the Africa Leadership Magazine for “showcasing the qualities of a good leader to the world. ”
Hope Sullivan Masters, President and CEO of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for worldwide leaders to recognize the unique achievements of those who have developed a collective concern for addressing the problems facing Africa today. ”
The former Ghanaian President was quoted to have said that, “As an active supporter of democracy and good governance, and as a former President of the first independent African country, I am proud that the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation is hosting a platform of recognition for those leaders who have championed the causes of the continent. ”
The LHSF said giving a voice to the people has been a significant pillar of their work. “The empowerment of the underprivileged and the creation of enabling societies in Africa is a constant theme of the work carried out by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation,” it said.
The ex-President of Ghana is not the only African Head of State that will receive an award tonight. Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo will also receive an award for championing the cause of the people in Africa and also building democracy.
Also in attendance will be President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Prime Minister of Ivory Coast Guillamo Soro.
The upcoming Honors event will enable African and American leaders from the political, corporate, and non-profit sectors to lay a common foundation of appreciation for mutual collaboration on issues in health care, agriculture, democracy, and development in Africa, to name a few.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|