Honour Kufuor with national holiday for his sterling performance – AU Arts Festival Foundation

The Chairman of the AU Arts Festival Foundation, Mr. Kojo Ampah Sahara has appealed to government to consider setting aside a day in honour of Former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

The holiday, he says is to immortalize and celebrate the rich achievements of the former president whom he says has contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the country.

He explains that the holiday in honour of Mr. Kufuor will help Ghanaians to do an introspection as to how far the country has come especially by looking at the initiatives by former President Agyekum Kufour which served as game changer in bringing lasting relieve to Ghanaians.

Speaking at the launch of a three day Arts Exhibition in honor of former President Kufuor which was on the theme, “Leadership, Africa through Arts, celebrating President John Agyekum Kufuor, Second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana”, Mr Kojo Ampah Sahara stated that the achievements of President Kufour in both private and public life towers above his peers on the African continent.

He stresses that the social intervention programmes by the former president when he was in power are still relevant in the development of this country as no president in the fourth republic has been able to roll out such life changing social intervention programmes even though the former president comes from a capitalist background.

He mentioned the capitation grant, metro mass transport system, National Health insurance scheme, successful redenomination of the cedi, oil discovery, the dramatic improvement of the living conditions of the average Ghanaian as among the landmark achievements in the Kufuor era which have helped revamped the educational, social and economic sectors of the country.

Mr. Kojo Ampah Sahara also underscored the contribution of former president Kufuor in the democratic and governance structure in the country including providing a friendly environment for the media to go about their duty to support the country’s development.

He argued that Mr Kufuor’s single decision in abolishing the Criminal Libel Law gave the media the freedom to go about their duties
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM