Samia Wins Peace Award

samia-nkrumahMs. Samia Yaaba  Nkru-mah, Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party has been adjudged winner of the prestigious “Pilosio Building Peace Award.”

The award was in recognition of her contribution to peace building, social justice and promotion of the wellbeing of the citizenry.

The awards event is slated for Sep-tember 12, 2014, in Venice, Italy. Orga-nised by Pilosio International, an Italian construction company, the Peace Award was created in 2011, with the aim of acknowledging, at the global level, the contribution of personalities and projects towards the improvement of peace and living conditions of people.

Addressing a press conference in Accra on Monday to announce the winner of the 2014 edition, the President of Polisio International, Mr. Dario Roustayan, commended Ms. Nkru-mah for her excellent contribution towards peace building and enhancing the governance system of the country.

As part of the group’s project, he said they were going to build a Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library, as part of efforts to promote the legacy and leadership qualities of Ghana’s first President.

He said Ghana was noted for its democratic credentials in the sub-region, leading the crusade of cultural evolution and emancipation in 1957.

Mr. Roustayan intimated that the gesture was purely for mutual cooperation between the two countries.

“We are looking at mutual co-operation without exploitation,” he said.

Touching on invest-ment, he said although the company has made huge investments in South Africa, it is considering making similar investment in Ghana.

Responding, Ms. Nkrumah, the daughter of Dr. Nkrumah, thanked the company for recog-nising her role in promoting peace and social inclusion, saying the award would be dedicated to the younger generation and advocates of peace.

“I humbly accept to receive the Building Peace Award in September on behalf of the younger generation of Ghana and Africa and all those working to realise a dignified, peaceful and united Ghana and Africa.

“We are grateful for the reminder of what we represent and the need to continue working and passing on this powerful message for progress to the younger generation,” she added.

She said Kwame Nkrumah was an internationalist whose vision transcends the borders of Africa culminating in the recognition of his legacy by international corporations.

She also commended the efforts of  Mr. Mario Cucinella, President of Building Green Futures for designing a state of the art library to serve as a centre for learning and debating the thoughts of Kwame Nkrumah.

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