APRIL 20, 2010: Museveni Receives Africa Peace Award

Museveni Receives Africa Peace Award
SOURCE: New Vision
By Charles Ariko
Kampala — PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni will be the second beneficiary of the Always Be Tolerant Organisation (ABETO) Africa peace award, after Nelson Mandela.

Addressing a press conference at the Amnesty Commission offices in Kampala on Saturday, ABETO chairman Moses Musana said Museveni was chosen as the second recipient of the award in recognition of his efforts to bringing peace and stability in the country.

"Our reason for selecting him (Museveni) is not political. We are recognising him for his role in the liberation of this country and promoting peace in the region," Musana said.

He said the selection is done by a panel of experts in politics, education and economics.

Musana said since its formation, ABETO has ensured that the philosophy of peace and tolerance is spread for the benefit of society.

The chairman said he had already communicated to State House about the award.

Mandela, the former president of South Africa, was honoured for his contribution to dismantling apartheid and ushering in South Africa's first democratic government.