Chicago April 2 2017: President Mahama paid a curtesy call on members of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago, GNC, at their monthly meeting today. The meeting took place at the Lakeshore Hotel cafeteria, 4900 S. Lakeshore drive. He informed members of the council that he is in town on speaking engagement at one of the most prestigious schools in Chicago, the University of Chicago . President Mahama further explained that he has been to other universities in the US and gave lectures on democratic consolidation in Africa. In a short remark, the President of the GNC, Paa Kwasi Sam, thanked President Mahama for taking time off his busy schedule to visit the council members. Paa Kwasi Sam, presented Ghanafest 2015 brochure to the President Mahama. President Mahama had accepted an invitation to attend Ghanafest 2015 but cancelled at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.
In a prepared welcome remark, Eunice Cromwell, business manager of the GNC said “”It is a privilege and a great joy for the Ghana National Council to have you visit us today. On behalf of the entire GNC, we are most honored and truly appreciate your visit. We consider you as our father and acknowledge your contributions to our homeland Ghana as the former President. We wish you nothing but success, feel free to contact us while you are here and enjoy your stay in Chicago. Thank you and God bless”.
The former president also used the opportunity to interact with Ghanaian Ceremonial chiefs and elders in the Ghanaian community here earlier!
Reports reaching sankofaonline.com indicates that President Mahama has been approached by a number of American Universities for speaking engagements and teaching appointment.
In fact, negotiations are ongoing on the offers, according to one of the sources. President Mahama’s previous visits in the US includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University and Harvard University.
Mahama has been on high demand since the conclusion of the 2016 Presidential Election as he fly around the world for speaking engagements.
In February, he was hosted in Kenya by Kenyan Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) where he spoke on: The Economy In The Light of Elections And Conducting Free And Fair Elections.