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General News of Tuesday, 15 July 2003

Source: GNA

President sends congratulatory message to centenarian

Accra, July 15, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to Mr Benjamin Addofio Quarcoo, a centenarian who is a retired educationist and social worker.

Mrs Cecilia Bannerman, Minister of Mines, who presented the congratulatory message with two million cedis and a bottle of champagne, said it was in appreciation of the contribution Mr Quarcoo had rendered to Ghana.

Mr Quarcoo expressed his appreciation to President Kufuor for his kind gesture.

Mr Quarcoo, the first School Prefect of Achimota School in 1928, said he was the first Headmaster of Kumasi Government Boys School and admitted President Kufuor and his brother Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, Minister of Defence into the school.

Mr Quarcoo, a widower, extended an invitation to President Kufuor, Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey to his centenary celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 26.