Kufuor launches Foundation

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, will from 19th – 22nd September, 2011, launch the John A. Kufuor Foundation at a lecture and dinner to be attended by two prominent former heads of state.

The Foundation, an initivative of former President Kufuor consists of the John A. Kufuor Cetre for Leadership, Governance and Development, to be based at the University of Ghana, Legon, and the John A. Kufuor Presidential Library and Museum at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

A statement by Frank Agyekum, spokesperson at the Office of Former President J.A. Kufuor said former President Horst Koehler of the Federal Republic of Germany will cut the sod for the commencement of work on the Centre at the University of Ghana on Tuesday, 20th September, 2011 and then deliver the inaugural lecture later in the afternoon.

The lecture at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana will be on – “Walking the Tightrope: Balancing State, Market and Society,” and will be chaired by Professor Ernest Aryittey, Vice-Cahncellor of the University of Ghana.

Former President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa will be the featured speaker at a dinner/dance in the evening at the Banquet Hall, State House.

On Wednesday, 21st September, 2011, the former presidents will visit the site of the Presidential Library and Museum already under construction at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, and lay a plague to mark the occasion.

They will be received in audience by Prof William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST and interact with members of faculty and students.

The dignitaries will pay courtesy calls on Vice-President John Dramani Mahama at the Castle, Osu, and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manyhia Palace in Kumasi.