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Ghanaian wins top International Award

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 10, 2008

A thirty-four year old Ghanaian, Mr James Kofi Annan, has been honoured with one of the most prestigious awards in the world, the Frederick Douglas Freedom Award.
Mr Annan was bundled into servitude at the age of six, working 17 hours a day in some of Ghana’s fishing communities for seven years, during which he was subjected to continuous abuse without food and shelter.  The Freedom Award, which was instituted by the John Templeton Foundation, would be presented to Mr Annan by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, the 1984 and 2007 Gandhi Peace Prize and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize award winner, on September 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

4 Responses to “Ghanaian wins top International Award”

  1. I am moved by such achievements in such challenging situations and environments. Pl let us highlight such endevours to serve as motivation to the millions of our youth who easily hang up and declare themselves hopeless.Will be glad to meet Mr. Annan. If possible, link me up to him. my contact is 024 666 7604. A good story indeed!

  2. Great!

  3. Peekay said

    I am touched by Mr. Annans’ relentless effort and love for Children. God richly
    bless you. You will leave to see a high profile personality from your school.

  4. Good article. We need more of those to read and support the people involved.

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