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Maputo - Former Mozambican president, Joaquim Chissano has attributed the good governance award he won on Monday to the people of his country for their contribution towards peace in that former Portuguese colony.
Chissano was awarded $5m Mo Ibrahim Good Governance award on Monday at a ceremony attended by former United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan.
The prize money would be distributed in batches of $500 000 for a period of ten years.
Chissano's name was earlier punted in the UK media as one of the favourites, a status he shared with former Tanzanian president, Ben Mkapa, Burundi's former president Domitien Ndayizeye and Namibian former president Sam Nujoma.
Chissano voluntary stepped down from power and his skills as a peace broker had since been tested in hotspots like Burundi and recently in Zimbabwe.