YALE UNIVERSITY CONFERS AN AWARD ON FORMER PRESIDENT J.A KUFUOR
The Yale University on Friday, July 30, 2021, conferred an award on former President John Agyekum Kufuor in recognition for the introduction of the Ghana Research scholars program under his tenure as the President of the Republic of Ghana in conjunction with Yale University, and for facilitating research exchanges, and improving health in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Elijah Paintsil, Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases), pharmacology, public health and management at Yale University who also doubles as the Chief of Pediatric infectious diseases and global health at Yale school of medicine presented the citation on behalf of Yale University.
In an interview with the media, Mr. Elijah Paintsil mentioned that President Kufuor extended his support to help train people every summer to become scientists.
He added that through the Yale Noguchi joined the patent program, there has been a lot of federal and US government funding and support hence the need to celebrate the Ex President’s vision for his selfless leadership.
On his part, the Ex-President, H.E John Agyekum Kufuor expressed his profound gratitude to Yale University for the honor done him. Touching on the current state of the country, he indicated that Ghana isn’t doing bad and encouraged the citizens to come to terms with the concept of the public-private partnership initiative.
Ex-President JA Kuffuor further urged the state to create space for individuals who are capable of assisting to contribute their quota to enlarge its benefits for all.