By Staff Reporter
Former Liberian president and Nobel laureate Eileen Johnson Sirleaf has joined her Nigerian peer, Olusegun Obasanjo, on the advisory board of the South Africa’s conservative politics-inclined Brenthurst Foundation.
And Brenthurst Foundation, whose board chairman is president Obasanjo, says it is preparing itself for Africa’s demographic where more than 80 per cent of the continent’s growth will be in urban areas.
In its June 2018 News and Highlight e-newsletter, Brenthurst Foundation head, Greg Mills, said it was a pleasure that president Johnson Sirleaf had joined the team.
On her appointment, president Johnson Sirleaf commented: “I am hugely excited to be joining the Advisory Board of The Brenthurst Foundation and contributing towards the economic development of Africa through the outstanding that the Foundation tirelessly carries out. The Foundation continues to draw upon the best minds and experience from African political and business circles to deliver long-term economic benefits to the continent.”
In welcoming, president Johnson Sirleaf, president Obasanjo credited her for having moved Liberia from conflict to peace through democratic consolidation.
“She brings enormous wisdom and experience in taking her country from conflict to peace and democratic consolidation, and in her role as Africa’s first woman President. I am delighted she will be joining the Foundation.”
The Brenthurst Foundation, which has several former presidents and liberal opposition political party leaders as its rank and file, then highlighted its activities during the month of June.