Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has told Joy FM he will use money from his recent international award to build a centre at the University of Ghana to promote leadership, governance and development in the sub-region.
Part of the money will also be used to complete a presidential museum and library on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology campus.
Mr Kufuor and former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were last Tuesday named winners of the 2011 World Food Prize. They will receive $250,000.
In an exclusive interview with Joy FM’s Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, Mr. Kufuor said Africans tend to be gullible and simplistic when it comes to issues of leadership, a phenomenon he said should change if the continent must develop.
In view of this, the former president said the centre will start off as a think tank where people who have excelled in their fields of endeavour will be invited to interact with other participants.
He said in September when the project kick starts, a former German president will be invited to cut the sod for the project.