NPP salutes Kufuor on 76th birthday

kuffourThe  New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated former President John Agyekum Kufuor on the occasion of his 76th birthday which fell yesterday, saying it wishes him every happiness and blessing.

“We are very proud of your leadership of our party and our nation, especially between 2001-2008. You introduced far reaching social policies which have irreversibly advanced the progress of this country and its people. You decriminalised free speech; you introduced the seminal and Health Insurance system in our country; you introduced capitation grant, school feeding, free maternal health care; and Metro Mass Transport”.

A statement signed by the Director of Communications of the party, Nana Akomea and copied to the media yesterday said.

According to the statement, it was the former President who “stabilised the Cedi and supervised the discovery of oil in commercial quantities for our country”.

It added that former President Kufuor further supervised the general elections of the 2008 and ensured the smooth transfer of power, the second time in the history of the Fourth Republic.

“After your retirement from the presidency, you have received and continue to receive many international awards and recognition, thus bringing more glory to our country. You remain a pillar of stability not only in our party but in our country and our continent as a whole,” the statement eulogised him.

It prayed to God to grant him more years and his mercies.

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