ADG first magazine launched

Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Africa in Democracy and Good Governance (ADG) on Friday April 20 launched its first bi-annual magazine, entitled Windows of Africa, in a ceremony held at Sonko Jileng conference centre at Churchills Town.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Edwin Nebolisa Nwekaeme, Director of Programmes at ADG, said that Africa in Democracy and Good Governance was founded to contribute to the growing efforts to promote and inculcate democratic values and principles that will ensure good governance and public participation.

He added that the vision of ADG is characterised by a strong and vibrant culture of human rights, democracy and good governance founded on the principle of justice and equality, open society and public participation.

"The mission of ADG is to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and the promotion of good governance in Africa by initiating and advising on programs and policies which will strengthen institutions responsible for the protection of these sacred values in order to ensure human security, sustainable development and lasting peace," he said.

Mr. Edwin also stated that the timely publication of Windows of Africa is an urgent call by leaders and those in authority adding that that, “we the people have entrusted the security of our lives and properties for them to give us an updated account.”

The magazine also looks at the life and the role of our women when it comes to issues of peace building and how we can respect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS among other issues.

The occasion was attended by the honorable Tina Faal, nominated National Assembly member, Nigerian Women Associations, and APGWA cultural group.

The launching was chaired by Binta Sidibeh Jammeh Executive Director of APGWA.
Author: Written by Awa Bah
Source: The Daily Observer
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