4 Oct 2019
The award plague read "In recognition of your Outstanding Advocacy for Environmental Conservation Planting Millions of Trees, Mitigating Climate Change. With Compliments and Gratitude for your Compassion and Benevolence Commitment to Protect Our Planet".
In his comments after receiving the award which had a 10,000 dollar prize money, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa thanked God for the honor done him and his organization and dedicated the award to his hard working team who under very difficult conditions continue to work to help save the humanity from the claws of the Climate challenge. He also dedicated the award to all climate activists globally.
He highly praised and thanked the Supreme Master Ching Hai for selecting him and his organization to be recipients of the courteous Shining World Protection Award saying "I pray for good health and long life for The Supreme Master Ching Hai. This is a true definition of a miracle because until this award I had never read or heard of The Supreme Master Ching Hai and her international Association.
The little I have read after the award announcement clearly points to the fact that when good people have wealth they use it for good things and when bad people have wealth they use it for bad things and so we all have a responsibility to pray for wealth to get into the hands of good people like The Supreme Master Ching Hai."
The Green Republic Convener also seized the opportunity to reinforce his call on government to set a National Tree Planting Day to help accelerate the nation's reforestation drive and in particular the battle against climate change which must be won at every cost.
He emphasized "battles are either to be won or lost but in the case of the Climate battle, losing was not an option, we have to win at every cost and by any means necessary because the repercussion of losing points to human extinction.
He also thanked the Forestry Commission of Ghana and Humano Energy for their support in the fight.