LIBERIA: Weah wins Award FOR MAINTAINING PEACE
It may not be a surprise to many following his impact and contributions to peace related activities over the years but it appears to be a unique and historic way to exit the Liberian Presidency as the International Association of
World Peace Advocates on Sunday, December 3, 2023 awarded the International Peace Prize Medal Award to President George Manneh Weah of Liberia.
International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) through the office of its International Director, African Affairs, Eminence, Ambassador Dr. John Metchie, made the announcement on Sunday.
Among other things, the award is in total appreciation of the just-concluded presidential election in Liberia, which was generally characterized as peaceful under the stewardship of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change(CDC) led-Government headed by President Weah.
In a peaceful and shocking manner and form, the Liberian leader conceded defeat ahead of the official pronouncement by the National Elections Commission(NEC), something that has up till present time been overly appreciated and welcomed by others.
The honoree was also showered with praises for his stance both home and abroad and that plus many others people say may have contributed to said international recognition.
It can be recalled that President Weah was the first African President to receive the International Peace Mayor Award from IAWPA in 2018, an award that saw him demonstrated how peaceful he is up till the 2023 presidential election in the country, where he lost and accepted the result unlike other African leaders on the continent.
The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) is a global non-governmental organization and a participant of the United Nations Global Compact.
Among other things, Its objective is to promote peace and harmony in various local communities across the globe and to ensure that the aims and objectives of the United Nations in the maintenance of global peace is being achieved.
Meanwhile, the award presentation is scheduled to take place in January 2024 at the office of the President in Monrovia, Liberia.