Ghana’s President Given Guyana’s Highest National Award

President David Granger and Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – 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 hours after Akufo-Addo arrived 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 also to 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  was erected to commemorate the 1763 revolt, also known as the ‘Great Rebellion’, which occurred on Plantations in the Berbice River.