Leadership Doesn’t Happen By Chance But Through Nurturing – Ex-Prez Kufour
The John A. Kufuor (JAK) Foundation has launched a campaign to raise GH¢80 million as an endowment fund to sustain the founder Former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s visions and aspirations.
The Former President in his remarks at the launch dabbed “80-for-80″ on Wednesday 7th February, 2018 at his residence said, governance was important to ensuring inclusiveness adding that good leaders helped to achieve that.
According to him, the absence of effective leadership had resulted in ignorance, diseases and poverty in Africa, thus, “Leadership doesn’t happen by chance but through nurturing,” he said.
It has always been his vision to establish peaceful, well governed and economically sustainable society in Ghana and Africa through the campaign, this he believes, would be achievable through the promotion of effective leadership for good governance and socioeconomic development.
Officially launching the campaign, Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, the Founder of Salt and Light Ministries, also noted that, good leadership becomes very key for the country and the Continent as a whole.
Dr. Aryee indicated that, traditionally, Ghana has the governance system, which believes in consensus, indicating that democracy isn’t an alien to Ghana.
“And the launch of this entrepreneurial skills will address governance as well as support the growth of the people, especially the youth,” she stressed.
Mr. Baffour Agyeman-Duah, who is the Chief Executive Officer of he JAK Foundation, on his part said, the Capital Campaign, which aims at raising GHC80 million, approximately $15 million, would put five million dollars into the construction of the Kufuor Centre for Leadership and Governance on the Campus of the University of Ghana, Legon.
“10 million dollars would be invested under an Endowment Fund with returns on the investment going to be used to run the programmes of the Foundation.
Other considered areas of the Foundation includes the Kufuor Scholars Programme, a transformational leadership training and mentoring of tertiary students, Kufuor Young Entrepreneurs Network; Kufuor Annual Awards and Kufuor Elections Observers Groups,” he revealed.
There has been a well planned programme with a lot of activities which would include fundraising dinner and gala night to be coordinated by Claudia Lumor, Celebrity walk to be coordinated by Bola Ray, concert also to be coordinated by Okyeame Kwame, a soccer games to handled by Stephen Appiah and Kwesi Appiah and a non-denominational thanksgiving service as well.
The JAK Foundation started its full operations in Ghana in year 2011 with 11 countries as implementing partners
like Nigeria, Tanzania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Togo, Mali, South Sudan, Niger and Uganda.
Also known as national movement, the project, has Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, the immediate past Chief Justice and the immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Edward Doe Adjaho, as patrons for the foundation.
The year long parked programme is meant to celebrate former President Kufuor’s 80th Birthday.
By Sammy Adjei|Ghananewsone.com