Wednesday, October 24, 2012

President Kibaki honored with the 2012 Lifetime Africa Achievement Award

President Mwai Kibaki has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Africa Achievement Award for his efforts towards national cohesion and stability in the country.

Ghana-based Millennium Excellence Foundation (MEF) named the president alongside two other African leaders, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and the former president John Atta Mills of Ghana. 

President Museveni will receive the Prize for Nation Building and African Leadership while the Late John Atta Mills was honored with the Prize for Democratic Governance and Development in Africa.
Sudan-born telecom billionaire Dr Mohammed Mo Ibrahim will join the three, picking the Action for Africa prize for his dedication towards democratic governance in Africa.

Other recipients include: Kenyan businessman Kamlesh Pattni, Nigeria Tycoon Aliko Dangote, Egyptian opposition leader Mohammed El Baradei, Nigerian Governor Godswil Apkabio , Congolese businessman and politician Katumbi Chapwe, Laureate Isabel Dos Santos and Multichoice CEO Nolo Letele.

The awards ceremony which will be broadcasted live worldwide will be hosted at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi on December 15, 2012.

Former recipients of the prestigious award include Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), Archibishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa), Kofi Annan (former Secretary General of the UN), Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), and James Wolfensohn (former President of The World Bank).  

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