The Ghana University for Development Studies (U.S.D) on Friday conferred a Doctorate Degree (Phd) on the former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae in Tamale.
The Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah Arthur said he was excited when
“it was announced that U.D.S has invited Mogae, one of the successful leaders Africa has produced to share his experiences pursuing the path of learning and sharing” he stated.
The Vice President said as a country, Ghana would continue to learn from good achievement and work for the transformation of Africa so that Botswana’s example will not be solitary one on the continent.
He took the opportunity to congratulate Mogae for the award of an Honorary doctorate degree by the University, a further recognition of the esteem in which Africans hold him.
The Vice President said he was immensely grateful to the U.D.S for capturing “this distinguished African so he can share his experience through the African Leadership lecture series.” He praised Mogae for the role he has played in African leadership with his vast experience and development of team spirit in the development of Africa.
He also lauded the efforts of the University for instituting the African Leadership Lecture Series in 2013 to stimulate discussions on African leadership and governance which is expected to contribute to national and international understanding on the leadership that support and enhances African development.
In a citation, the authorities described the former president of Botswana as a distinguished personality and peace promoter for development and a believer of democracy.
Mogae who spent three days lecturing at the university as part of the Africa lecture series 2nd Edition under the Theme: ‘CHALLENGES OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY’, assured the UDS of his continues support to ensure it lived up to expectation and was grateful to them for the honour.