The Delaware State University has conferred an honorary doctorate degree on former President John Kufuor for his sterling and valuable contributions in the development of Ghana.
Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters by the Delaware State University (DSU) in the United States on Monday for his selfless dedication to Ghana and contribution to the alleviation of hunger and poverty around the world.
The President of the University, Professor Harry Williamson used the occasion to outline some qualities of former President Kufour.
He said former president Kufuor is hardworking and persistent which lead to the elevation of Ghana from developing to a middle class country.
Prof. Williamson continued that, open-minded and assertives made Ghana stood out among the community of African and developing countries.
Addressing the graduates at the 126 Commencement ceremony, former President Kufour thanked DSU to the privilege and honour given him. He disclosed that the youth of today are “inheritors of the legacy of the globalization process that has engulfed the world now.”
“This reality of globalization comes with it, the ever-growing awareness that inter-dependence among nations and people of the world is indisputable. The world has been demystified, becoming smaller and smaller and opening up into one market; symbolized by competition’’, he explained.
Former President, noted, “This imposed a responsibility on the youth to adequately prepare themselves for global leadership to enable them to sustain and save the planet for all mankind.”
He added: the world today is a fast-changing one which presents numerous challenges as well as opportunities. He said,” the time has come for your generation to aspire to leadership that would be globally transforming and you can only do this when you join and associate with forces that seek the ultimate good of all humanity.
He advised the graduates to be concerned about issues after the world such as hunger, poverty, diseases, deadly migratory voyages, social and economic deprivation and inequalities especially in the least developing countries.