NPP Germany Wishes Ex-President Kufuor Well On His 79th Birthday
On this special occasion of your Birthday,
I, Rev Alex Acheampong, National Chairman of the Germany Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on behalf of the leadership and members of the Germany Branch want to wish you H.E. John Agyekum Kuffour, Former President of the Republic of Ghana a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We want to join the Millions of Ghanaians and well-wishers around the world to celebrate you on your remarkable contribution to the development of the Republic of Ghana.
Exactly seventeen years ago you took the challenge to offer a selfless service to the good people of Ghana to bring socio-economic transformation to the political history of Ghana at a period where the nation’s economic fortunes were in shambles. Your contribution to the development of the Republic of Ghana will forever stand tall among your compatriots. You served Ghanaians with an unquestionable dedication inspired by your unwavering desire to soften the lives of Ghanaians who had suffered untold economic hardship from successive governments since independence.
Although you led a government that was touted as a government with Capitalist ideology; nonetheless, your government against all odds introduce flagship socialist policies; notably the laconic introduction of the life saving ‘National Health Insurance Scheme’ to provide assessable healthcare delivery to Ghanaians. This was a period where unsuspecting Ghanaians who could not pay for their healthcare had to go to their early grave due to the killer “Cash and carry system”. Again, millions of Ghanaian mothers enjoyed a sound and safe child-birth as a result of the Free Maternal Healthcare system implemented by your government. The introduction of the Livelihood Empowerment Program (LEAP) in March 2008 brought heavy economic relief to thousands of poor households mostly living in deprived communities across the country.
Also, your government in its quest to actualize the Free compulsory Basic Education (FCUBE) as enshrined in the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana affirmed the Free Basic Education and crowned it with the popular School Feeding Program to provide free lunch to Junior High School pupils; a policy which has drastically increased school enrolment in Ghana to a record high.
Moreover, your government drastically tackled youth unemployment by executing the National Youth Employment Program to provide employment to thousands of Ghanaian youth. Time will not permit me to talk about the numerous infrastructural Projects your government raised all across the country.
Inarguably, your achievements in your eight years as the President of the Republic of Ghana from January 7, 2001, to January 7, 2009, will forever remain in Ghana’s political archives and will forever project you as one of the most outstanding Statesmen ever served as the President of the Republic of Ghana. May your legacy live on.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR EXCELLENCY!
FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
H.E. JOHN AGYEKUM KUFFOUR
Rev Alex Acheampong