Prof Ato Duncan Seeks Global Peace

The President General of the Centre of Awareness Global Peace Mission, Professor Ato Duncan, is seeking to achieve worldwide peace and tranquillity.

According to him, the time has come for world leaders to come together to fashion out how to achieve lasting peace.

“The much needed peace for the world will come at no cost should world leaders come together and work towards it with the needed speed,’’ he said.

Prof. Duncan was speaking at his fourth public lecture on peace and leadership which was held at Cape Coast in the Central Region yesterday.

The lecture, which was themed “Targeting Leadership the Globe to Achieve Global Peace,’’ coincided with the launching of his five-year strategic plan that will find solutions to issues affecting global peace.

The event attracted people from all walks of life who thronged the University of Cape Coast auditorium.

Prof. Duncan said that his centre was working towards resolving the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

“We are going to use public and strategic stakeholder engagements with world leaders to end the Russia-Ukraine war and promote global peace,’’ he said.

He said: “The Russia-Ukraine war was having far-reaching ramifications on economies across the world and it is time to engage key stakeholders to bring the war to an end.’’

Prof. Duncan, who is also the chief executive of COA Manufacturing Company, producers of COA Mixture, said: “Achieving global peace should be seen as everyday activity and not only when there is war or disagreement among nations.’’

Profile of Prof. Duncan

Professor Samuel Ato Duncan, FCIDA, is a native of Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana. He was born with the mark of the crucifix on his forehead on the 19th of February 1966. This made his parents believe he would grow to join the priesthood.

Samuel Ato Duncan had his secondary school education at the Takoradi Secondary School and Ghana National College. During this period, young Ato, as he was passionately called, realized that there was potential in him and that he had something for this world but could not determine what it was.

In the year 1987, he had the scholarship to study medicine in Russia but later deferred to study “THE DIVINE LAW” (The law out of which everything including nature itself emanated).


Prof. Duncan believes that “To every problem, there is a solution. Where a problem cannot be solved, it means the requisite knowledge out of which the solution could be drawn has not yet been acquired.”

He believes that the numerous problems the world has no answers to are due to the lack of knowledge from which the solutions could be drawn. E.g. CURE FOR HIV/AIDS, CURE FOR CANCERS, CURE FOR RENAL DISEASES and many chronic diseases and most importantly, PEACE OF THE WORLD.

At the age of 22, young Ato Duncan, as he was affectionately called, began a praying and fasting retreat from 29th July to 31st July 1988 during which he requested from God why he was on Earth. He then realized himself as a Messenger of God Almighty in this present generation with a great task – “PEACE OF THE WORLD”. He was then contemplating on how he could acquire knowledge for this great and glorious task which was his passion and sole aim to achieve in life – “Global Peace”.

He realized that, before education started, KNOWLEDGE existed long before creation. He realized that he needed the greatest knowledge and power ever descended for this Great Mission and that could only be found in GOD ALMIGHTY. On the 13th of November, 1988 young Ato Duncan denied himself of all earthly pleasures. He gave everything he had to friends and entered the wilderness in search of a cave to fast and pray for the Divine Knowledge of GOD. He finally landed on a hilltop at Adanse Praso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Young Ato Duncan prayed and fasted for forty days and forty nights from 20th November 1988 to 29th December 1988 for the Divine knowledge of GOD, since no University in the world has answers to the numerous problems the world is encountering. On the 22nd November 1988 around 1:00 am, a voice came from the sky saying, “YOU ARE THE CENTER OF AWARENESS.” So “The Center of Awareness” was a title given to Professor Samuel Ato Duncan. He then chose to name his organization “The Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission.”