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Kufuor Ditches Alan


Former President John Kufuor does not support any of the Candidates vying for the Flagbearer slot of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), party Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has said.

Mr Kufuor has always been alleged to support twice-failed flagbearer aspirant Alan Kyeremanten against twice-defeated NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The former President’s alleged support for the former Trades Minister and failed Director-General aspirant of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has led to factionalism (Kufuor and Akufo-Addo camps) in the party, according to pollster Ben Ephson. Continue reading

Rawlings, Kufuor & Co Honoured


Former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor have been honoured for their various roles in the country’s democratic process.

The two statesmen in the country each received a wrist watch and some products from ‘Rising Ghana’, a local NGO.

Presenting the items, Pastor Raymond Danquah the Secretary-General of Rising Ghana submitted that “the aim of the event is to educate the populace on political tolerance and also remember our leaders for their contributions to this country”.

According to him, it is about time that the youth in the country recognized institutions, politicians, distinguished statesmen and women and corporate Ghana, who contributed their quota towards achieving a peaceful and democratic nation. Continue reading

Development in Freedom: Empowering the People to Develop the Nation by President Kufuor


Madam Chairman, Fellow Ghanaians, Ladies and Gentlemen.

I want to start by expressing my sincere appreciation to the Danquah Institute for the kind invitation to speak at this year’s Liberty Lecture, which commemorates the significance of August 4 to our nation’s history.

The inaugural Liberty Lecture was delivered by the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. I have known him for decades, he served in my government as Attorney General and as Minister of Foreign Affairs and, come January 7, 2013, God-willing, he will be the next President of the Republic of Ghana.

This year’s lecture has been delayed until after August 4th of course by momentous events, the death in office of the President of the Republic.May the soul of John Evans Atta Mills rest in perfect peace.In these past four weeks, we have witnessed a nation coming together to pay respects not just to the man but to the office of the Presidency and the importance of that office in our democracy. That expression of unity in support of democracy is commendable and it speaks directly to what I want to address today in this speech on Development in Freedom and how we must empower the people to develop the nation. Continue reading

PRESIDENT KUFUOR TO DELIVER 2ND LIBERTY LECTURE


His Excellency, Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, will on Thursday, 16th August 2012, deliver the second edition of the Liberty Lecture organized by policy and governance think tank, the Danquah Institute.

President Kufuor’s lecture will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre with guests expected to be seated by 6pm. The theme for the lecture is “Development in Freedom: Empowering the people to develop the nation” and is open to the general public.

President Kufuor will use the opportunity to explain to Ghanaians what the New Patriotic Party stands for, and why the NPP has the best ideas for Ghana.

The event will be chaired by Madam Ama Busia, sister of the late Prime Minister of Ghana, Dr K.A Busia.

The event is open to the general public.

“GHANAIANS DESERVE BETTER” – BAWUMIA ASSERTS


The Running Mate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2012 General Elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has asserted that Ghanaians deserve better than is being experienced today.

Dr. Bawumia, delivering the 5th Ferdinand Ayim Lectures on Wednesday, outlined the various economic opportunities which he according to him have placed this government in favourable stead to improve the conditions of the ordinary Ghanaian.

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party stated that the global economy was recovering from the financial crisis which hit it in 2007 and 2008. He pointed out that Ghana had particularly been lucky in the past few years as prices of commodities like gold and cocoa had increased substantially.

He indicated that the discovery of Oil by the Kufuor led NPP administration and its subsequent production has boosted Ghana’s economic growth. Again, oil prices for which Ghana is now an exporter, has risen by 13% since 2009 meaning Ghana as an exporter is reaping more from the oil. Continue reading

MALATA GOES WILD FOR BAWUMIA


The popular Malata Market and its environs Friday afternoon came to a standstill when Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the December 2012 elections, hit the market to interact with the market women and also to seek the prayers and support of various groups in the area.

Accompanied by his wife, Samira, former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheik I C Quaye, National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Anthony Karbo and former National Women’s Organizer of the NPP, Madam Rita Asobayere, Dr. Bawumia first called on the chief and elders of the Hausa Community in Malata to seek their prayers and support for the upcoming Campaign and Elections. Continue reading

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