Ethiopian Wins African Prize for Leadership

Director of Hiwot and Ethiopian Airlines Win Awards



   Addis Ababa, September 11, 2001 (ENA) - The founder and director of Hiwot HIV/AIDS

   Prevention care and Support Organization (HAPCSO), Sister Tibebe Maco has won the 2001

   African prize for Leadership.


   According to Pharmacure Ethiopia press release, the award by the HUNGER PROJECT is given

   to Sister Tibebe for her courageous fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.


   "She dreams to see a society free of HIV/AIDS," said the press release. To this end, Sister

   Tibebe has come up with innovative methods of educating the community about HIV/AIDS by

   going house-to-house using coffee ceremony and preparing traveling dramas in market places,

   added the press release.


   Sister Tibebe is to join three other African laureates to share the honour and the 200,000 USD

   award in New York City on October 13, 2001 the release added. The President of Uganda,

   Yoweri Museveni, will deliver a keynote speech, an international jury chaired by former United

   Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, selected the nominated African leaders.


   Meanwhile, Airlines has won the 2001 'AFRICA'S PRIDE AWARD' at the 7th Leadership

   Conference of aviation and Allied business held in Abuja, Nigeria.


   A newsletter obtained from the head office here states that EAL's reliable air transport service

   over the last 55 years, and its commitment to its customers in providing safe, dependable and

   uninterrupted service, even at times of difficulties, are the reasons among others that entitled

   it for the award.