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One-On-One with Kufuor Scholar Enoch Justice Arthur

Interviewer: Tell us more about yourself and how life was growing up.

Interviewee: I am Enoch Justice Arthur, a dedicated educator, software engineer, and musician from the Ghanaian seaside town of Axim. I am the fourth of seven kids and the last of three boys. My mother and grandma were at my side for most of my formative years. Although Axim is not your typical village, I grew up during a period when not all homes had electricity, including mine. I recall the bedtime tales we told around the fire, the tunes we sang, and the games we did when we were kids.


Interviewer: Tell me about your schooling and the leadership positions you held. Also, tell me more about the internship experiences you had and other memorable experiences you had whilst in school.

Interviewee: I began my elementary education at the Roman Catholic Kindergarten in Axim when I was 4 years old, and I later attended St. Augustinus Preparatory School in Axim, where I also completed my junior high school education. I attended St. Johns School in Sekondi after finishing my BECE in 2011, and I took the WASSCE in 2014 as a general science student. I was unable to immediately begin my tertiary study due to budgetary limitations. I worked a variety of jobs for four years, both paid and unpaid. Among these are my teaching positions at St. Augustinus JHS and End Time Preparatory School, as well as my work as a field officer at the Ghana Statistical Service and as an Electoral Commission presiding officer for the 2016 general elections. In 2018, I was accepted to the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, where I pursued a BSc in Information Technology. While in school, I had the chance to work with Duapa WerkSpace, a Takoradi tech hub, where I honed my talents in mobile app development with Flutter. Also, I worked as a sound engineer in Sunyani and own a music studio there as well called MellodyBeatz Recording Studio. I led the Kufuor Scholars UENR Chapter from 2021 to 2023. Currently, I am the organising secretary for the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) in the Sunyani West District.


Interviewer: How did you become a Kufuor Scholar?

Interviewee: My brother-in-law who just so happened to see the advert urged me to apply. I thought it would be a nice challenge to set for myself after reading the prerequisites and program description. I was thrilled to be chosen as one of the final 25 scholars for the Class of 2022 after a very difficult application procedure.


Interviewer: Tell me more about your Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP) journey… Which are some of the memorable moments that you remember profoundly?

Interviewee: The KSP journey has had a significant influence on me. Every seminar, mini-camp, and class discussion offered a wealth of new information. I have a very moving memory of this program’s induction ceremony when I was given the chance to perform a song. It was such a privilege. I will also never forget how delighted I felt when I was given the Presidential Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence during our graduation. KSP has positively altered the way I think and behave.



Interviewer: What lessons have you learned from participating in the Kufuor Scholars Program in the areas of leadership and good values?

Interviewee: Due to my training from KSP, I am organized, more focused, analytical, and objective. Because of this, I stand out wherever I go. I’ve learned how to give back to society and I now feel obligated to support my country always. This inspired me to create my IT hub TekView, which offers free IT training in subjects like coding and Excel, to name a few.


Interviewer: What can we expect from you as a Kufuor Scholar now that you have graduated from the KSP?

Interviewee: I believe that deeds speak louder than words and that talk is cheap, so I’ll keep working toward achieving every goal I set for myself on the vision board KSP taught me to create. I shall stay on track with the vision and make an effort to brighten my corner while keeping in mind that I have been given much and that much is expected of me.


Interviewer: What thank you words would you want to say to former President Kufuor, the John A. Kufuor Foundation, and the KSP?

Interviewee: So far, the proudest moments in my life have come because of KSP. Words cannot describe my gratitude to ‘Granpa’ for this awesome opportunity. In the next 5-10 years when I have become the greatest software engineer in Africa and surrounded by all the great professionals my KSP brothers and sisters will become, we will continue to fight for Ghana. And all these will be because of His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor’s vision. It was an honour learning under your feet. Special thanks to Dr Pascal Brenya who is my mentor and father, and to the John A. Kufuor Foundation. You are the reason the boy from Axim has so much hope. The sharpest minds need the finest advice!!!