The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has extended its heartfelt felicitations to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who turned 81, on Sunday, December 8.
It said former President Kufuor would always be remembered for decriminalising free speech; introducing the seminal and unprecedented Health Insurance system in Ghana; introducing capitation grant, school feeding, free maternal health care; and the Metro Mass Transport.
“Mr Kufuor stabilised the Cedi and supervised the discovery of the almighty oil in commercial quantities for our country. He supervised the elections of the 2008 and smooth transfer of power, the second only time in the Fourth Republic,” the party said in a statement signed by its Communications Director, Mr Yaw Buaben Asamoa.
It said the party was very proud of his leadership of the party and the nation during which period, he introduced far reaching social policies which had irreversibly advanced the progress of the country.
It said after his retirement from the presidency, former President Kufuor had received and continue to receive many international awards and recognition, thus bringing more glory to the country.
“The former President remains a pillar of stability not only in our party but in our country and continent,” it said.
It prayed for God to grant him more years of wisdom and every blessing.