The Head of State was rewarded for his efforts for peace and stability in Cameroon and Africa.
After Faure Gnassingbe of Togo in 2013, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea in 2014, it’s Paul Biya in 2015. The President of Cameroon is the winner of the 3rd edition of the “Trophée Issa Hayatou de la paix” The announcement was made October 10, 2016 at a press conference at the Yaounde Hilton Hotel, by officials of the Issa Hayatou International Foundation.
A foundation that was established in 2009 with the mission “to promote football at the base in Africa through social and humanitarian works and the promotion of peace in Africa through football, which remains a major unifying factor and gathering, “said the Ivorian Castro Anoi Niniba the chairman of that foundation.
Thus since 2013, the Issa Hayatou foundation awards an annual prize which “devotes countless efforts of a worthy son of our continent in peace in his country and beneficial to all of Africa,” says Anoi Niniba. The choice of the 2015 has thus focused on Paul Biya, preferred to two other candidates, we learned without elaborating.
During this press conference, the foundation president Issa Hayatou seeded the reasons that militated to the designation of the current occupant of the presidential palace in Etoudi.
“The Committee has chosen the winner of this edition under many actions of this worthy son of Africa among others: the great stability for decades and prosperity being experienced everyday in his country; the perfect harmony which lives in his people; his experience of good state governance that allowed the country to record real hopes of the emergence of freedom of expression; the protection of human life and free movement of people and goods, the proper functioning of the institutions of the Republic reassuring development partners of his country; recovery of Bakassi by the power of dialogue he only has the secret; his determination for peace in his country and in the Great Lakes region beneficial to the African continent; the allocation of the AFCON 2016 and 2019 in his country, etc. “.
According to these officials, the Issa Hayatou Foundation is a non-profit international NGO working in the social and humanitarian. The association lives of donations, grants, membership fees and souls of good will. To believe its chairman, the prize is awarded by a committee after consultations of sisters NGOs, media men and confirmed sportsmen.