jj-rawlings2Former President Rawlings has commended his American compatriot, Bill Clinton for the tremendous impact his pot-presidential initiatives are having on international development.  The former President made the commendation in a meeting with the former American president in New York.

Former President Rawlings who was in New York as a member of 5th Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, an international grouping of eminent political, business and civil society personalities, said President Clinton expressed grave concern about the quality of leadership in parts of Africa and called on like-minded people to endeavour to expose the rot within African leadership.

The former American President said he was impressed with the work Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings had done for women empowerment and development ion Africa and invited her to be part of the panel on women issues during the 6th meeting of the Initiative next year.

This year more than 60 former and current heads of state participated in the meeting which addressed Education, Energy and Climate Change, Global Health, and Economic Empowerment.  Four New Action Areas were identified Harnessing Innovation for Development, Strengthening Infrastructure, Building Human Capital, and Financing an Equitable Future.

The Initiative gathered more than US$8 billion in pledges at the summit.  The funds will go to solve some of the world’s most oppressing problems, from poverty to climate change.

Source: GNA – Ghana News Agency

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