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05.04.2012 General News

A Ghanaian Journalist Honoured

By Staff Writer

A human Rights Journalist and 2009 British Award Winner, Raphael Godlove Ahenu Jr. has been honoured with another prestigious award christened ÔÇťAmbassador for Peace Award. The Award was conferred on him by the Universal Peace Federation, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification at a colourful ceremony in Accra.

UPF is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace, a world where every one can live together in freedom, harmony and cooperation with special focus on interfaith dialogue, peace education and service.

Mr. Ahenu Jr., who is a human right activitist and the Founder and the CEO of Global Media Foundation, a human rights and anti-corruption media advocacy organization was one time a Regional Correspondent for Radio Ghana in the Brong-Ahafo region.

He was awarded the prestigious award because of his efforts of promoting freedom, harmony and peace among humanity.

He was honoured alongside with three other Pastors. They were Apostle Solomon Siaw-Kweitsu of Christ Winners Ministry, Pastor Roland Gyansah, Executive Director of Streams of Hope, a charity organization and Apostle Felix Dorwu of Abundant Grace Apostolic Church.

Conferring the awards, the Secretary General of the UPF in Ghana, Dr. Mrs. Helen Osei, said launched in 2001, Ambassadors for Peace are the World's largest and most diverse network of peace leaders.

She said they committed themselves to engage in peace initiatives and programmes that promote reconciliation and cooperation beyond traditional boundaries and religion, race, ethnicity and nationality.

Dr. Mrs. Helen Osei noted that practicing the ethnics of living for the sake of others can reconcile the divided human family and bring global peace.

According to her, UPF seeks to support and strengthen the UN and advance the Millennium Development Goals. She commended the awardees for their effort of promoting peace across the world and urged the Ambassadors for Peace to step up efforts in ensuring peace in the world.

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