Botswana: ECOWAS judiciary women honour Botswana’s President

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President has received an accolade from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice Women Forum.

The Forum on Friday presented the peace and good governance award to President Ian Khama.

“The award is given to the most outstanding head of state in Africa and this year we recognised President Khama for his contributions. We decided to give it to him because Botswana is a very peaceful country,” said ECOWAS Community Court of Justice Women Forum vice president, Mariame Kone.

Kone applauded President Khama’s leadership, contribution to social harmony, democracy and good governance.

The award comes after the 2017 International Women’s Day, where women of the court in ECOWAS decided to honour one head of state in Africa.

According to Kone, the award resonates well with Khama’s leadership for his closeness, sense of belonging and overall development of members of his community, and contributions to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and ECOWAS.

The ECOWAS community court of justice was created pursuant to the provisions of the revised treaty of ECOWAS in 2001 in Bamako, Mali, whereby seven judges were sworn in during its inception.
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28 april 2017 10:03:40




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