President Mills Given High Commendation At First Ladies Summit

The First Lady Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills Monday received a number of admirations from her colleagues attending a three day summit of First Ladies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

According to some of them who had personal interaction with Mrs Mills, the leadership style of President Mills and the war he has declared against drug trafficking and usage has made Ghana stand tall among the comity of nations.

At a pre-summit gala dinner organized by the First Lady of the host nation, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, it emerged that President Mills’ efforts at promoting good governance and the management of the economy has been noticed by other nations as well. President Mills was described by the First Lady of Jamaica, Mrs Lorna Golding as the Model of African Leadership. “I sincerely think that since the summit is going to focus on ways of nurturing future leaders, most of whom to me are engaged in drugs, your husband’s (President Mills) commitment in fighting drugs and corruption must be emulated by other countries,” she stressed.

Out of the thirty-one nations participating in the summit, Mrs Naadu Mills is among the only five who have been selected for a special panel discussion to share their country’s experiences in promoting good education, ensuring the safety and security of children and war against drugs.

Mrs. Mills is expected to highlight the nation’s determination at promoting child welfare issues and steps it has taken in fighting drug trafficking and usage.

Developing responsible leadership in the next generation, morality and spirituality is a major priority of this summit and the First Ladies have also resolved to come out with measures and strategies to adequately achieve this goal.

The summit which is under the theme “A Child Today, A Leader Tomorrow” has been selected with the view to consolidating thoughts and ideas on ensuring peace and harmony and global cohesiveness. The objective therefore is to heighten global awareness about the importance of investing in the holistic education, development and welfare of children, in order to produce exceptional leaders from all sectors o society. 
  
Source: Office of the President

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