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AKUFO-ADDO PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARGARET THATCHER


I join millions of others around the globe in mourning former UK Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who died last Monday. She was one of the most outstanding leaders of the 20th century whose ideas, principles and policies helped to define today’s world. As the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, she strengthened considerably the belief that women could occupy high political office successfully.

Many Africans may remember her with mixed feelings, considering her stance on apartheid South Africa, but, no doubt, the liberal economic paradigm that she and her contemporary, President Ronald Reagan of the United States, pushed in the 1980s, formed the ideological basis for the economic reforms that took place on our own continent, paving the way for freer, more competitive markets in Africa.

We cannot also write the history of the wind of democratic change that blew throughout the African continent in the 1990s, which was influenced by the collapse of world communism, without some notable reference to the key role that these two Western leaders played in bringing the Cold War to an end.

In the words of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Margaret Thatcher “took a country that was on its knees and made Britain stand tall again.” She eagerly pursued the aims of a property-owning democracy, helping more ordinary Britons to own their own homes and have shares in their nation’s wealth, thereby expanding significantly the UK middle-class within a generation.

I admired Baroness Thatcher because she was a patriotic leader of conviction, who did things not because they were necessarily popular, but because she believed they would be good for her country in the long run. It made her inevitably a highly controversial figure.

I draw inspiration from the fact that even though she was, arguably, among the most radical leaders of the 20th century, who had the courage to fight unpopular battles against established traditions that stood in the way of progress, she lived to become the longest serving leader of her country, winning three democratic elections in the process. She showed that a leader could take bold and far-reaching decisions and still succeed in competitive politics.

To her children, Mark and Carol, my condolences. To the Conservative Party, my sympathies. And, to the people of Britain, I join you in celebrating a woman who helped turn the world, even if she was not much for turning, herself. She will be forever remembered.

Accra, 12th April, 2013

Nana Akufo-Addo

NANA AKUFO ADDO MEETS GHANAIANS IN THE MIDLANDS ,UK


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party will be holding a town hall meeting with Ghanaians living in the Midlands area  in the UK  ,as part of his tour of restoring hope and vision to the Ghanaian people.

He will be sharing his thoughts and exchanging ideas on how Ghanaians in the diaspora can contribute to nation building and good governance.

Date-Saturday 3rd March, 2012

Time-4pm to 10pm

Venue-St Georges Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, New Town Birmingham B19 3LG

Nearest Train Station-Birmingham new Street, Birmingham snow hill

Nearest tram station-St Pauls station

Buses,74,79,46

 

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Town Hall Meeting In Birmingham


Event Organisers: NPP UK Midlands Chapter

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2012

Time: 4pm to 10pm

Theme: The role of Ghanaians abroad in nation building and good governance

Venue: St George’s Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, New Town, Birmingham B19 3JG
          Nearest Tram Stop: St Paul’s Station stop
         Buses: 74 & 79 Constitution Hill stop
                   46 Great Hampton Row stop.

RSVP Hafiz 07956342405 Leslie 07837216168 Kwame 07916498828

If you would like to join the group going from London please contact the Organiser, Mr Saeed Duah,ASAP  on07958335305.

Akufo-Addo to deliver 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture, after Presidents Kagame and Johnson-Sirleaf


The 2012 Presidential Candidate of Ghana’s New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, will Wednesday, 29 February, deliver the 2012 Oppenheimer Lecture, in London.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a leading research authority on global security and political developments, has been hosting the Oppenheimer Lecture series, delivered by eminent African personalities, since 2006.

Nana Akufo-Addo’s lecture, which will be on the theme ‘The future of democracy in Africa and the Arab Spring’, will be chaired by Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive of the IISS and it will take place in the Lee Kuan Yew Conference Room at Arundel House, London, UK. Continue reading

AKUFO-ADDO MEETS DAVID CAMERON OVER 2012 ELECTIONS AND GAY ISSUES


The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, met with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, MP, last Thursday.

Nana Akufo-Addo was in London for the two-day (November 10-11, 2011) 11th Party Leaders’ Meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU), hosted by the UK Conservative Party.

At the special meeting between the two political leaders, which took place at No. 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister and the Presidential Candidate discussed the need for peaceful, free and fair elections in Ghana and the recent announcement by the British Premier, threatening to withhold UK aid from governments that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality. Continue reading

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