Former President John Agyekum Kufuor returned home Monday night from Paris where he was the Guest Speaker at a three-day annual meeting of the 20th Anniversary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
A statement from the Spokesperson of the former President, Mr Frank Agyekum said the conference, under the theme :”Re-positioning Africa for the 21st Century: Progress, Prospects and Challenges,” formed part of events marking the ACBF 20th anniversary in 2011
Former President Kufuor’s topic was: “Governance and Transformative Leadership in Africa: Progress, Potential and Challenges” and he spoke about the need for African leaders to take bold initiatives to resolve problems on the continent.
Among leading dignitaries at the conference were; Mr. Tertius Zongo, former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Mr. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada , Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank and Mr. Michel Camdessus, former Director-General of the International Monetary Fund.
The ACBF, based in Zimbabwe, was established by the United Nations and other multilateral institutions including the World Bank and the African Development Bank.