12-year-old Ghanaian, Adansi Bonnah to address peace conference in Durban

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah

Master Andrew Adansi Bonnah, the 12-year-old school boy who hit the headlines across the globe recently with his project to raise funds for famine-hit Somalia, leaves Accra on Thursday to attend the Africa Peace Award Ceremony to be held in Durban, South Africa.

A  statement issued in Accra on Wednesday by Mr Kobla Asamani, Technical Advising Director of Master Bonnah, said the South Africa-based African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Dispute (ACCORD) invited  him to address the ceremony.

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to receive the Africa Peace Award for 2012 to be conferred on Ghana.

The Special Guest of Honour will be South African president Jacob Zuma, while several African Heads of State are also expected to attend the event at the Durban International Convention Centre.

The speech of Master Bonnah, who is currently the Goodwill Ambassador for Girl Child Soldier Eradication in Africa and African Union Child Representative to the Somali Famine and the Horn of Africa, is expected to highlight children and the future of Africa and the role of children in achieving Africa’s developmental goals.

Chairing the event will be Ms Graca Machel, the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela and Chairperson of ACCORD Board.

Previous recipients of the Award include former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, and Mozambique (1997), Nigeria (2000), Burundi (2006) and Sierra Leone (2010).

Source: GNA

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  1. PP says

    All the best Adansi Bonnah and such great project which will bring leaders of this dark continent to their knees one day.

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