23September2014

News in Ghana

Former President Kufour disagrees with unity calls by Religious and civil societies

As the Nation prepares for this year’s General Elections, many have called for decent utterances to ensure a peaceful, violence free electioneering campaign.

 

Civil Society Organizations and Religious bodies are also advocating for unity for development.

In his recent Nations Address, Ghana’s number one gentleman President John Dramani Mahama reintegrated the need for peace and unity.             

However, former President John Agyekum Kufour disagrees with these calls.

Addressing New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters on Thursday at the Danquah Institute’s Second liberty Lecture at the Accra International Conference Centre, he said unity is not by force.

Commenting on the state of the economy, the Former president Kufour urged the electorates to compare the past records of the various political parties and vote wisely.

Meanwhile, a member of the Government’s Communication Team, Felix Kwakye Ofosu said “it is surprising that President Kufour will speak about unfulfilled campaign promises. The NPP were unable to fulfill 70% of their manifesto promises while in office. The NDC has been able to fulfill about 70% of its manifesto”.

He indicated that the unemployed youth under the tenure of former President Kufour will disagree with him about his comments on the economy noting that “1.6 million youth have been employed under the National Youth Employment Programe”.

  Source: radio Gold Newsroom || Patrick Ashford Boadu