RB heads to Kenya

Former president Rupiah Banda will tomorrow (Thursday) leave for Kenya to attend the 2012 Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize-presentation ceremony at which two serving African heads of state will be among the recipients.


The former president  will attend the ceremony at the invitation of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, the organisers of Africa’s most prestigious international awards event that recogniseindividuals who have selflessly devoted themselves to bringing about change in the lives of Africans within the last decade.


The ceremony that will be held at the Kenyan State House in Nairobi, will, among others,honour the late Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Ugandan head of state Yoweri Museveni.


Also among the recipients are Sudanese-born British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire Mo Ibrahimformer International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Mohamed ElBaradel, MultiChoice South Africa Group Holdings executive chairman Nolo Letele and Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote.    


Past recipients of the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize include South Africa’s Desmond Tutu and Cyril Ramaphosa, former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, former World Bank president James Wolfensohn and celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka.


Former president Banda will be accompanied to Nairobi by former First Lady Thandiwe Banda and his deputy administrative assistant Kennedy Limwanya.

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