The Dream Oval foundation’s monthly thought series (DOTTS) took a new dimension for the month of September. The monthly forum focuses on inspiring and nurturing minds and seeks to bridge the knowledge gap through sharing of thought via conversation and participation. DOTTS invites a special guest each month from varying walks of life to speak on their work or life experiences as well as their field of expertise.
For the month of September, the mantle fell on the Ex-President of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor to share how life has been for him after the Presidency.
On 1st September 2016, some admirers of the Ex- President trooped to his Airport West residence to listen to him speak on some of his life experiences.
During the course of the Ex President’s reminiscence of some of his experiences, he advised the youth to be confident in their pursuit of their goals in life and also exploit their talents.
He went further to advise the youth to look out for some challenges confronting Ghana if they really want to impact positively on the nation.
Ex-President Kufuor also adivised the youth to appreciate each other and develop a missionary mentality when called upon to serve the nation.
During the course of his reminiscence, he spoke on governance and this is what he had to say;
He also spoke about the reason why his government signed on to the HIPC initiative.
After Ex-President Kufuor finished sharing his experiences, the audience were given the chance to ask him some questions and here are excerpts of what ensued.
A participant asked him why there was frequent reshuffling of ministers during his regime and this is what he had to say:
He was also asked about his view of the media during his presidency and after his presidency. This is what he said: