Head of IMANI Ghana a policy think tank, Franklin Cudjoe has slammed Pan-Africanist and world renowned speaker, Patrice P.L.O Lumumba for stating that African think tanks do not think.
The Kenyan professor made these remarks in a speech delivered at the Alisa hotel in Accra.
Speaking on issues related to good governance in Africa, Patrice Lumumba revealed; “In Africa, we have think tanks...they are tanks, they don't think.”
But in reaction to these comments, Franklin Cudjoe explained the comments made by the Professor were unfounded.
“I think that his comment was sweeping. I don’t think he was well advised because he himself has a think tank. So to suggest that think tanks don’t think is a bit unfortunate." He stated.
Speaking to StarrFM he explained the statements made by the Professor were nothing new to the political discourse in Africa.
“I will say again that the comment was a sweeping one and essentially not a fair comment. And I suggest it was made temporarily while he was flying. There is nothing new he came to say that many think tanks and pastors have not said before,” Cudjoe expressed.