General News of Friday, 21 July 2017
Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi has received the 2017 Martin Luther King Jnr. Peace and Social Justice Award at a ceremony that took place Thursday, July 20, in Accra.
Presenting the award, the U.S Ambassador to Ghana, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson said Prof. Gyima-Boadi deserved to be recognised for his contributions toward the protection of human rights.
“He has championed human rights for marginalized and vulnerable populations. In doing so, he has served as an advocate for millions of people, giving them greater access to essential services and a greater voice in how they are governed,” Ambassador Robert Jackson observed.
He added, “Professor Gyimah-Boadi is one of those rare men. I think Dr. King would respect the way he has asked hard questions and discerned the truth. I think he would be pleased with his tireless efforts to inform the people, so they can stand up for their rights and demand good governance.”
The Board, Management and Staff of CDD-Ghana expressed their joy for the recognition of the hard work of Prof. Gyimah-Boadi and have also congratulated him for the achievement.