Premier Stephen McNeil today, Oct. 24, congratulated Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince for receiving the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award.
“On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I congratulate Mr. Ince on receiving this award,” said Premier McNeil. “It is a recognition of the work done by Minister Ince and the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs in helping make this province a place where all Nova Scotians are treated with dignity and respect while having equal access to the opportunities our province has to offer.
“Since taking office, our government has been acting on initiatives to address disparities and systematic discrimination that African Nova Scotians have faced for generations. We have made progress but there is more work to do.”
The Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award was presented to Minister Ince Saturday, Oct. 21, by the Afroglobal Television network. The award highlights an individual’s contribution to eliminating barriers in society. It is one of various awards presented by the network to celebrate the spirit of excellence and share the achievements of individuals and organizations which have a lasting impact on the lives of people of African descent all over the world.
“I am honored and profoundly humbled by this award,” said Mr. Ince. “It is my pleasure and privilege to represent the African Nova Scotian community, to support its struggles and celebrate its achievements. Most importantly, this award speaks to the incredible work done every day by the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs.”