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Opinions of Thursday, 4 November 2010

Columnist: Adjei-Gyamfi, Godwin

Akufo-Addo Is An Inspiration To The Youths Of Ghana And The Diaspora

Despite over the months a lot of Hoo Ha Henry has been made about the age of
the leader of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo is a source of inspiration to many
Ghanaian youths including myself.

He is a great leader whose name and policy will become a synonym for
liberty, self reliant and strength.

If Ghana is to maintain its reputation and respect established by Ex
president Kufuor’s administration but decaying under president Mills, she
will need a leader in 2012 who has the following qualities, good education,
professional experience, the ability to articulate and self-confidence all
contribute to the chemistry of who a good leader looks like.

It is my believe that in the world of competition for limited resources, not
just Ghana but African states need leaders who are charismatic, of
determined character, able, who would command and control, rounded
individuals, intelligent and skilled to ensure Ghana continue to compete

With every fibre of honesty in a white angel, I do not think our current
president has, with the exception to good education any of the above
qualities. It will be interesting who the NDC puts forward as harbouring
such qualities as their presidential candidate for the 2012 presidential

I speak more as an admirer of the New Patriotic Party leader. From his
writings and speeches I believe he *WILL *create opportunities for our
nation, humbled by the NDC and individuals, particularly the youth of Ghana.

Nana Akufo-Addo, is driven by belief in the kind of society his father
conceived Ghana to be. Nana Akufo-Addo’s vision of Ghana is a society of
citizens who are up right, self-sufficient, property owning, energetic,
adventures, independent-minded, loyal to family and friends and robust
against enemies. Scrutinize his speeches and writings and you will see his
driven to give more people, particularly the youth greater opportunity.

He looms above all his rivals for another reason, he knows that talent is
not limited to class and for the talented to triumph indeed the nation
constraints on ambitions of the not so well off population has to be

For him it’s not a matter of furnishing the under privilege with privileges,
but of providing them with opportunity.

I will end here by appealing to my fellow Ghanaians from all minorities
within all the ten regions and of voting age to put Ghana first by electing
a leader who has all the above qualities. Also a leader who will have
respect at an international level, is robust amongst world leaders, and is
able to argue our nation’s case, not buckle, and walk in front and not
behind world leaders whilst they are on visit to our nation as our current
president did during the state visit of president Obama and shows a
distinguishing characteristic of a president who is unsure and uncertain at
times especially on the international stage and amongst world leaders.

I believe Nana Akufo-Addo has all the chemistry of who a good leader looks
like for 2012.
Godwin Adjei-Gyamfi