Renowned Kenyan pan-Africanist Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has appreciated the management qualities of President Akufo-Addo by saying the Ghanaian president will make his list of complete African leaders.
Speaking to Kweku Sakyi Addo in an absolute interview on Assase Radio’s Sunday Night Live, the famed Kenyan orator named the creme de la creme of visionary African leaders in what might be his cabinet for an African government.
Despite being in office for less than 4 years, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was named by the fierce critic of African management in his complete list.
“President Akufo-Addo will make my list,” said Lumumba as he named his African Cabinet, which included other contemporary African leaders such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, President of Namibia, Hage Geingob, President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa; President of Malawi Lazarus Chakwera, President of Senegal, Macky Sall and the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli.
Interestingly, Prof. Lumumba unwillingly added his country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta when asked the host if he might add his country’s president.
Prof. Lumumba stated for the sake of patriotism, he will “reluctantly” add his country’s President.
Apart from the list of excellent latest African leaders, Prof. Lumumba also named a complete list of pioneer and old African leaders which featured ex Ghanaian leaders, founding president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Jerry John Rawlings.
For Rawlings, he stated despite ” Rawlings did something good which warrants a place in his team
African icons which includes Nelson Mandela, Jomo Kenyata, Julius Nyerere, and others were also appreciated.
The interview was managed via telephone from Prof. Lumumba’s base in Kenya.