President Adama Barrow Wins African Award

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For Promoting Peace

A press release from State House in Banjul last Friday, 29 December revealed that President Adama Barrow has received a delegation from the Africa Conference for Promoting Peace, who delivered a letter announcing him as winner of the Africa Prize for Peace, 2024 at the State House.

Reacting to the news, President Barrow expressed gratitude for the nomination, and said thus: “I am grateful to receive such news. It is indeed a great honour to follow the footsteps of people like former President MuhamaduBuhari in receiving this recognition.”  

The President of the Select Committee of the Africa Conference for Promoting Peace, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, informed President Barrow that the Select Committee established that he was the unanimous choice for the 2024 Award, and that President Barrow was recognised for his efforts in promoting Peace and Human dignity, and is an inspiration for other African Leaders to emulate in building a peaceful and prosperous future for the Continent. The Gambian leader will received the Award in January in the Republic of Mauritania.   

The Africa Prize for Promoting Peace is a Mauritanian initiative established in 2020, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum of the United Arab Emirates. The said Award has been won by Former Presidents of Niger and Nigeria, their Excellencies, Mohamed Bazoum and MuhammaduBuhari in 2022 and 2023 respectively. The Gambian Ambassador in Geneva, Professor Muhammed Kah, accompanied the delegation to State House in Banjul.