Critical thinking We don’t need think tanks that slumber – Franklin Cudjoe

Prof Lumumba while speaking at the PAV Ansah Memorial Lecture in Accra on the theme, "Good governance, whither Africa?" remarked that “In ‪Africa, we have think tanks...they are tanks, they don't think”.

  • Published:
Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Ghana play

Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Ghana

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The President of policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has backed the Director at the Kenya School of Law, Professor P.L.O Lumumba’s call for think tanks to do serious thinking for the continent instead of only showing interest in prestige.

Professor P.L.O Lumumba play

Professor P.L.O Lumumba

Prof Lumumba while speaking at the PAV Ansah Memorial Lecture in Accra on the theme, "Good governance, whither Africa?" remarked that “In ‪Africa, we have think tanks...they are tanks, they don't think”.

He urged that such institutions should rather think critically in order for the African continent to develop.

The call, according to IMANI boss, is one worth heeding to.

“We’ve had enough of motivational speaking. The only way this continent can change is investing in the power of ideas – something we’ve done at IMANI for the last 9 years. We’ve trained about 700 Africans in all seminars we’ve held in about seven countries and most of them are doing well. They’re setting up networks, setting up think tanks which of course, we need more. And I understand Prof that we truly need think tanks that think and not slumber,” Mr Cudjoe said on Citi FM’s The Big Issue on Saturday.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
2 Atomic Gas Explosion UPDATE: Another explosion shakes Atomic Junction...bullet
3 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
4 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
5 Kofi Opoku Manu Former Ashanti Regional Minister is deadbullet
6 Ghana Police New IGP makes first shake-up in Police Service;...bullet
7 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong;...bullet
8 Assault OccupyGhana demands justice for lady stripped...bullet
9 National Service New allowance will be paid after 2017...bullet
10 Accra vs Kumasi 6 pictures that perfectly capture the...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
2 Video Gabby Otchere-Darko, Citi FM MD heckled in New Yorkbullet
3 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in hilarious videobullet
4 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
5 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet

News