General News of Thursday, 6 December 2012

Source: Evans Effah

Ghana needs Akufo-Addo leadership – Kufuor

“God is given Ghana everything, the only factor left to transform Ghana economically, socially, etc. is leadership for a better living.”

The words of former President John Agyekum Kufuor, addressing thousands of New Patriotic Party supporters at the party’s final rally at the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra on Wednesday.

According to the former President, "You just don’t come by leadership because you are handsome. It must be nurtured. One thing in NPP’s tradition is that to be a leader, one has to be an apprentice; well trained before you can be a leader. After Busia’s era there have been no leadership like that ruling Ghana until the NPP came back to power and due to the apprenticeship experience in the party we [NPP] could formulate policies to better and improve the economy.”

The former commander of the Ghana Armed Forces indicated that all through his tenure as President, Nana Akufo-Addo had worked and contributed immensely to the development of the nation and the party as well.

In his opinion, a vote for Nana Akufo-Addo was critical because, “Akufo-Addo as a good leader, has a got a very good team of men and women who will help him to constitute wise and strong government to uplift the life of Ghanaians.”

Akufo-Addo is going to bring in a very pragmatic government. He will transform Ghana into an industrial nation. The free SHS would be implemented and the whole of Ghana will benefit including wards of the NDC," the former President intimated.

According to Mr. Kuffour once Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into power he was going to provide the kind of leadership Ghana required for transformation.