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General News of Wednesday, 9 October 2002

Source: GNA

President Kufuor Honoured At Gwollu

President John Agyekum Kufuor was on Monday made an honorary citizen of Gwollu in the Sissala District of the Upper West Region.

He was presented with a bow, quiver and arrows that were made about 300 years ago and used to protect "the Great Wall of Gwollu".

The Gwollu Kuoro, Buktie Limman, made the presentation when President Kufuor visited the town to commission an electrification project as part of his three-day official visit to the region.

He said the gift was in appreciation of President Kufuor's love for democracy, good governance and zero tolerance for corruption in line with the ideals of former President Hilla Limman, a citizen of the town.

Accepting the honour, President Kufuor said the late Dr. Limman was his friend when the latter worked in the Foreign Service while he, Kufuor, was a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Second Republic.

President Kufuor later visited the tomb of Dr. Limman and signed a visitors' book.

Among President Kufuor's entourage were Mr. Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Miss Elizabeth Ohene, Minister of State at the Presidency, Mr. Moses Dani Baah, MP for Sissala, and Deputy Minister of Health.

The rest were Mr. Haroon Majeed, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture Alhaji Moctar Bamba, Deputy Minister of Information and Presidential Affairs and Mr. Clement Ledi, Deputy Minister of Mines.