There is time for everything and such a time it was when the WANEP family with friends
and associates came together to bid farewell to the second Executive Director of WANEP, Mr. Emmanuel Habuka Bombande. It was a moment for sober reflection tinged with reminiscences of a man who has become a symbol of peace not only in his home country of
Ghana but known and celebrated across Africa. The life and times of Mr. Bombande spiced with his foray into peacebuilding was succinctly captured in the citation presented to him by the WANEP family.
It was a night specifically meant to honour a man for whom all and sundry agreed merited to be honoured. Amidst the accolades and the emotional speeches, everyone testified that Mr. Bombande in addition to his humility is also a man of his words. In a region where leaders have become ‘sit-tight,’ he willingly opted to step aside when the ovation was loudest. ‘ED Emeritus’, as he is now fondly referred will be sorely missed! Among those who came to felicitate with WANEP were the ED of IDEG Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, KAIPTC Commandant Maj Gen OB Akwa, Mr. Alexander Deprez, the USAID, West Africa Mission Director, the Bombande family among others!