Ex-President John Kufuor The former president of the republic of Ghana, ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor has been honoured as the first president of the Alliance of African Foundation (AAF) which has its head office in Italy.
Speaking to PEACE FM news, spokesperson of the former president, Frank Agyekum, said the foundation is the first of its kind to help improve education, health and the defence of civil liberty, and added that the ex-president has been recognized by the international community and has therefore been chosen to be the first president of the foundation and as the first president of the foundation, the ex-president has been invited to join other international leaders to inaugurate the foundation in Italy.
Mr. Agyekum said, “The ex-president has accepted the appointment, because it is an honour and recognition based on his good governance in Ghana and Africa as a whole”.
He also explained that the one million dollars ($1,000,000) which is part of the ex-gratia award will be used to support and establish a foundation in a school to improve health and education as well as reach the needy in the country and some parts of Africa.
Mr. Agyekum used the opportunity to debunk the allegation that the ex-president made the ex-gratia award for his comfort. He said, “The policy is being made for all ex-presidents including former President Rawlings and any other person who will retire as a president in Ghana and as such, President Mills will enjoy the same benefits when he retires”.