Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said there is a general belief that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a party that is always ready to build the nation through social interventions that touch every aspect of the nation.
From education, health to justice, Mr Kufuor said the NPP, whenever it gets the opportunity to govern, has initiated programmes in these areas to better the lives of the people.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey on Thursday July 14, he said “Generally, there is this belief and commitment that the party is a party of destiny, destined to be the party to help evolve the nation of Ghana to serious wealth creating society, of deep social sense inclusively.
“It showed when we got the chance, in terms of doing the necessary social interventions like education, like healthcare, fairness and justice, like the repeal of the criminal libel law to allow people to think and to talk and also to demand accountability of leadership at the same time to also dwell in the people that sense of responsibility of citizenship.
“So it is there within the party, It is like because of the current challenges, we occasionally seem to be losing our way but when you talk to the rank and file in many respects, they are set to regain the trajectory as I said earlier.”
Mr Kufuor lamented the monetization of politics in Ghana.
He said it appears people now want to go into politics purposely to make money.
“Monetization of politics these days, people talk so much money these days, they make it seem people go into politics to make money .
“I didn’t go into politics to make money. I just believed there was some mission for me to pursue to better the lot of our society,” he said.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana