Kufuor returns home from Paris

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.

Source: GNA

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