Former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto Chissano, is in Ghana to deliver a series of lectures being organised by the University for Development Studies (UDS), in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital.
The three-day event, the third edition of the African Leadership lectures series, is held annually to contribute to national, and transitional discourse on productive leadership culture that will support and advance Africa’s development.
The programme started on Thursday at Academic Board Chamber, Central Administration of UDS, Tamale campus.
Mr Chissano will be speaking on “The Evolution of the Strong Visionary Leadership of the Frontline States and its Contribution to the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa,” “Reflections on Leadership, Good Governance and Development in Africa” and “Leadership, and Conflict Resolution in Africa.
The lectures would be climaxed on Sunday with special congregation in Tamale where UDS is expected to confer a doctorate degree on Mr. Chissano, for his exemplary leadership, which has transformed and developed Mozambique, making him (Mr. Chissano) to win the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
Mr. Chissano, who addressed a press conference in Tamale on Wednesday, said he was motivated and influenced to strive for success for Mozambique, by some great former African leaders such as Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana,.
He urged African leaders to ensure peace, resolve conflicts, promote democracy and development, and fight corruption.
Former President Chissano, said he had invested his prize into agriculture and empowerment of small holder farming in Mozambique.
Dr. Abdulai Baba Salifu, chairman of the Governing Council of UDS, urged the public to attend the lectures and listen to the experienced African statesman.