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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated former President Kufuor on his receipt of the first-ever Wilberforce World Freedom Medal from the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute.
The award is in recognition of his “huge contribution to really putting Ghana on the map, politically and socially”, and also “raising its profile as a centre of democracy and good governance.”
The Wilberforce World Freedom Summit is hosted and organised by the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, under the theme ‘Eradicating Contemporary Slavery’.
“The Ghanaian people acknowledge with gratitude the honour that has been done them by this award, and congratulate former President J.A. Kufuor on this well-deserved recognition”.
In another development, the President has congratulated the Ghana Journalists Association for conducting successful elections last Friday.
He congratulated, especially, the president and other officials of the association on their re-election.
“I congratulate Affail Monney on his decisive re-election as President of the GJA; Linda Asante Agyei as Vice-President; Edmund Kofi Yeboah as General Secretary; Mary Mensah, in-charge of Public Affairs; and Albert Tuffuor as Organising Secretary.
“The losing aspirants are also to be commended for graciously conceding defeat”, he added.
He was hopeful that the leadership of the association will work towards making the GJA a more vibrant association.
“It is my hope that the Ghana Journalists Association and its leadership, over the next [sic] four years, will continue to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and critical media that has won Ghana the reputation of having one of the most media-friendly and liberal climates on the continent, and also to the enhancement of public accountability as a strategic goal of public policy”.
Source: Daniel Nonor || The Finder