The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice Women Forum has presented an award for peace and good governance to Botswana’s President Ian Khama, APA learnt here Friday.According to the state-run DailyNews, the award was presented to Khama on Thursday. It however did not say where the ceremony took place.
It quoted ECOWAS Community Court of Justice Women Forum vice president Mariame Kone as saying the award was in recognition of Khama’s leadership and contribution to social harmony, democracy and good governance.
She said following the 2017 International Women’s Day, women of the court in ECOWAS decided to honour one head of state in Africa and that they decided that the award should be given to Khama this year.
“We decided to give it to him because Botswana is a very peaceful country. The award is given to the most outstanding head of state in Africa and this year we recognised President Khama for his contributions,” she said.
She said the award resonates well with Khama’s leadership for his closeness, sense of belonging and overall development of members of his community, and his contributions to the Southern African Development Community and ECOWAS communities.