OSU MANTSE WINS SECURITY WATCH AFRICA AWARD, “Most Outstanding Traditional Leader in Peace and Security”, 2018
February 8, 2018
The Osu Mantse His Majesty DF Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI – President of the Osu Traditional Council – and President, Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs has been named and awarded the “Most Outstanding Traditional Leader in Peace and Security” Award, 2018.
This was at the 14th Africa Security Watch Awards that was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
The Award which was in recognition of His Majesty DF Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI’s pragmatic role in ensuring peace and security as a traditional leader over the past decade, especially in the 2016 elections in Ghana was presented to him by Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Retd.) – former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Retd.) – who doubles as a Security Expert and Philanthropist called on all to contribute their quota to supporting the needy in society and to ensure that they create the enabling environment to ensure security in one’s community.
His Majesty DF Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, in His acceptance remarks, first of all dedicated the award to the Lord Almighty, the Ancestors, His Wife and the entire Osu Community. He said security is not about policing alone, but taking positive practical steps to ensure that there is peace. Nii Dowuona VI said to achieve this, there is the need for a collective duty on the part of everyone because we have to be our brother’s keeper to maintain peace.
Security Watch Africa seeks to create security awareness and consciousness, and to bridge the security information gap in the continent and ensure that Africans are on the cutting edge in contemporary issues and solutions.
The 14th Edition of the Security Watch Africa Awards was on the theme: “Confronting Land and Maritime Security Challenges in Africa”.
The President/CEO, Security Watch Africa Initiatives – Mr. Patrick Agbambu said the world today is filled with threats to the existence of man. In Africa, there are additional security challenges arising from lack of visionary and selfless leadership which is aggravated by diverse cultures, traditions, languages, races and religious practices, most of which were imported into the continent. Mr. Agbambu called on African leaders to harness the abundant human energies that abound in the continent to solve these security challenges.
Keynote Addresses at the ceremony were delivered by the Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria – Lieutenant General T. Y. Buratai and the Governor of Lagos State – Nigeria, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The Chairman for the occasion was Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Retd.)
Frank Osei Afrane