President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has been awarded the prestigious “2024 Africa for Peace Promotion Award” by the African Conference for Promoting Peace and the Dubai Peace Forum. The event took place last Tuesday and was held at the Palais de Congrés Al Mourabitoun in Nouakchott, Mauritania. The official ceremony was hosted by President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania and was organized conjointly by the Government of Mauritania and the Conference of African Forum for Peace.
In a congratulatory statement, the deputy spokesman of The National People’s Party (NPP), Seedy S.K. Njie notes that: “This remarkable achievement is a testament to his unwavering commitment to fostering peace, stability, unity, and reconciliation in The Gambia and globally.”
In His acceptance speech, President Barrow extended a heartfelt gratitude to His Excellency, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, the President of Mauritania, for generously hosting the event.
“The occasion is symbolic of our shared dedication to peace and unity across the diverse and vibrant African continent,” Barrow said, “From this viewpoint, His Excellency’s leadership and hospitality reflect the spirit of African brotherhood and cooperation that we so deeply value and continually strive to strengthen.”
President Barrow also said he accepted the 2024 African Prize For Peace with humility and a deep sense of gratitude.
The award may be in recognition of my humble efforts but, certainly, it also signifies the resilience and commitment of Gambians and our African brothers and sisters to peace promotion, stability, and human dignity.
Regardless of the conflicts and suffering across the globe, Africa continues to rise and develop. This resilience demonstrates our unyielding resolve to pursue a durable path to harmony and mutual understanding.
Although our history is loaded with challenges, the natural African spirit in us, driven by the ideals of unity and cooperation, remains our guiding light. Consequently, this prestigious peace award is not a mere recognition of efforts but a reminder that the quest for peace is a never-ending venture. It is a journey begun with the sacrifices of our ancestors and sustained by us to ensure a prosperous future for all generations.
Read here the integral Speech of President Barrow