- President Maada Bio has given President Akufo-Addo Sierra Leone’s highest national award
- It is in recognition of his selfless contribution to deepening democracy in Africa
- This is coming amid concerns that Ghana is slipping back to the era of culture of silence
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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that Sierra Leone has conferred on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the country’s highest national award.
Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, conferred the “Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone” on his Ghanaian counterpart on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
It is in recognition of his "selfless contribution to deepening democracy and the rule of law in Ghana, and heightening and providing leadership for regional integration and co-operation in Africa.”
President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Monday for Sierra Leone to attend the country’s 60th Independence Day celebration.
He attended the event in his capacity as the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority and was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
In other news, the president charged the Black Stars to bring the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy home to end the nearly 40-year drought.
He also wants the team to make the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar.
“The target is to bring the cup home by winning the AFCON in 2022. We have to go a step further than the second places recorded in 1992, 2010, and 2015 and bring the forty (40) years drought to an end,” he stated during a breakfast meeting with CEOs of corporate Ghana on Monday, April 26, 2021.
Meanwhile, Samuel Kofi Mills, the son of the late former president, John Evan Atta Mills, is set to join one of the biggest football clubs in Ghana, Accra Hearts of Oak.
According to information gathered by YEN.com.gh, Kofi Mills is set to be appointed as the next Hearts of oak managing director.
The Phobians have been without a managing director for many months after Frederick Moore left the club for medical reasons.
The reports also indicate that Kofi Mills has met with the majority shareholder of the club, Togbe Afede XIV to discuss the way forward of the club.
Kofi Mills' move to Hearts of Oak will come as a surprise as many people do not know him to be a football fanatic but he is ready to follow in his late father's footsteps.
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