Asenso-Boakye Lauds Rotary Club
Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has paid a glorious
tribute to the Rotary Club for the impact it continues to make in improving the
lives of individuals and groups.
who is a Rotarian himself, indicated that the club played a vital role in modelling
him to become who he is today.
speaking at the Rotary International District 9102 Conference – Foundation
Lunch at the Accra International Conference Centre last Friday.
you eternal gratitude above all, for I am one of the millions of people the
world over whose lives have been improved or transformed because of the vision
and generosity of the Rotary Foundation”, Mr. Asenso-Boakye stated.
how the intervention of the club spared him the misfortune of dropping out of
school – a privilege some of his childhood friends could not get.
young boy growing up at Bantama in the heart of Kumasi, I was spared the
misfortune of many of my childhood friends who dropped out at the basic school
level. As I made my way step by step up the educational ladder, my close-knit
community kept encouraging and urging me on”, he disclosed.
recounted the opportunities the club offered him during his school days in Michigan State in the United States through a scholarship
“My Rotary opportunity and experience also helped cement my interest in public service as a way of giving back to my society and helping to make it a better place for all. While still at Michigan State, I had the opportunity to work as a legislative intern at the Michigan House of Representatives, thus getting my first taste of the inner workings of the policy-making and legislative process of government,” he added.
BY Gibril Abdul Razak