Former President Kufour Bags Leadership and Governance Award 

Kufuor bags leadership award at the first edition of Impact Africa Summit Ghana

Former President John Agyekum Kufour, has received an honorary award for his contributions to the socio-economic growth of the country, in the field of leadership and governance. Kufuor bags leadership award at the fist edition of Impact Africa Summit Ghana. The former president at the summit, was acknowledged for his role in the achievement of Ghana’s millennium development goals.

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Receiving the award, Mr Kufuor used the opportunity to stress the relevance of leadership. He pointed out that the central role of every leader will be to ensure the safety of the world. He said that whether in politics or in the corporate world, good leadership is crucial to the growth of the country.

He explained that man has been put in-charge of the planet, not for destructive purposes. He also pointed out that humanity is central and that to safeguard the planet, there will be the need for a high-level partnership and collaboration between governments of the world.

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Speaking to the youth, he encouraged them to be focused, and nurture their leadership qualities for the future. Using himself as an example, he said that his skills and achievements came as a result of his long apprenticeship during his school days.

The Impact Africa Summit Ghana is an initiative of the Diplomatic call in partnership with the Diplomatic Council, International Perspective, Energy Net UK and the Ghana UK Based Achievement, GUBA Awards.

Born 8 December 1938, John Agyeman Kufuor is a retired Ghanaian politician and statesman who served as President of Ghana from 2001 to 2009. He was also Chairperson of the African Union from 2007 to 2008. His victory over John Atta Mills after the end of Jerry Rawlings’ second term marked the first peaceful democratic transition of power in Ghana since independence in 1957.