GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday June 11, 2019 – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been given Guyana’s highest national award – the Order of Excellence.
It was presented by President David Granger at a State luncheon today, hours after Akufo-Addo touched down in the country for a two-day visit.
The Order of Excellence, which can be conferred on individuals of national and international significance, was given to the Ghanaian leader in recognition of his demonstrated commitment and dedication to the Commonwealth and the Organization of African Unity, and for his unflinching support for the rights of developing states.
President Granger described Akufo-Addo as a friend and brother of Guyana.
Earlier in the day, President Akufo-Addo paid tribute to the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and Kofi, who led the ‘Great Rebellion’ of 1763, with floral tributes at the Non-Aligned and 1763 Monuments, in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown.
The monument also commemorates the 1972 Conference (August 8-11) of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned countries, the first of its kind to be held in Guyana.
Following the floral tribute at the Non-Aligned Monument at Company Path Gardens, President Akufo-Addo was then escorted to the 1763 Monument, Square of the Revolution, Brickdam, where he was received by Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent, Vincent Alexander.
The Ghanaian head of state laid a floral tribute at the monument which was built to commemorate the 1763 revolt, also known as the ‘Great Rebellion’, which occurred on Plantations in the Berbice River.