UN confers highest humanitarian and leadership awards on Handeni Gold chairman
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 21, 2012) – Handeni Gold Inc. (the "Company" or "Handeni Gold") (OTCBB:HNDI). HNDI is pleased to announce that Dr Reginald Mengi, non-executive Chairman of Handeni Gold was recently honoured by the United Nations (UN) with two major awards: the United Nations NGO Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Global Leadership and Humanitarian Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made a commitment to improving the living standards of mankind. They must have demonstrated years of work embodying the ideals of the UN through the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals and Objectives, particularly in the fight against poverty, diseases and hunger.
Nominee selection for UN NGO awards is a rigorous process involving voting by more than 10,000 UN registered NGOs. Dr Mengi is the first individual in the world to be nominated and win this newly established most prestigious award.
For the 2010 Global Leadership and Humanitarian Award, Dr Mengi is the first African to be nominated and win the award. The coveted awards were presented in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on the 28th of April 2012.
"The world would be a much better and happier place to live in for both rich and poor if the culture of giving became a universal practice. Philanthropy is an act of expressing gratitude to God for what he has given us even though we did not deserve it. It is important to remember that when our lives come to an end, we will not be remembered by the size of wealth we accumulated, but by what we did with the wealth with which God endowed us." said Dr. Mengi.
Speaking at the recent ceremony held in Dar es Salaam and attended by many dignitaries including the Tanzania Chief Justice, UN officials, members of the diplomatic corps, Members of Parliament, business and government executives, UN Resident Coordinator Alberic Kacou said "Here is a person who dedicates his energy, time and resources to working to alleviate poverty, protecting the earth and helping those most in need."
Dr. Mengi has been non-executive chairman of the board of Handeni Gold Inc. since September 2010.
About Handeni Gold Inc.
The Company is an emerging mineral exploration company focused on exploring and developing mining opportunities in Tanzania. For more information, go to www.handenigold.com. E-mail: [email protected].
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