Updated: Oct 13, 2019
HE WAS NAMED AS THE WINNER OF THE 100TH NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IN OSLO, WHERE HE WILL RECEIVE THE AWARD IN DECEMBER.
Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize award.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed award is to recognize his effort at making peace last year with Eritrea, where the two nations have fought a bitter battle for over 20 years.
“IT IS WELL DESERVED, AND A REMINDER TO US ALL THAT PEACE IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE AFRICA SUCCESSFUL. CONGRATULATIONS “
In a tweeted message, President Akufo-Addo said:“Warm congratulations to Ethiopian Prime Minister, @AbiyAhmedAli, on winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, for his efforts at achieving peace and resolving the border conflict with Eritrea.”
“It is well deserved, and a reminder to us all that peace is one of the most critical ingredients needed to make Africa successful. Congratulations “President Akufo-Addo said.
Mr. Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.
He has also been the mediator in The Sudan crisis between the military and civil society groups since the beginning of 2019, and now as a result today The Sudan has an unity government.
He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December.
It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000).