They are discerning and know their roles – Kufuor on ‘fear delegates’ mantra

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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is raising issues with monetization of politics in Ghana especially with internal elections of the various political parties.

In his view, it is emerging that if one wants to put himself up for elected leadership role, without money to influence the system the person is not likely to achieve that.

In a recorded interview with TV3’s Alfred Ocansey which was aired on the Ghana Tonight show on Thursday August 4, Mr Kufuor who served Ghana as President from 7th January 2001 to 7th January 2009 indicated that a whole new mindset is required especially in institutions of higher learning in order to reduce the monetization of politics problem.

“Currently, it seems if you want to have a say or to offer yourself for service you must also have tons of money to buy your way. It is not.

“It is a social challenge and ideally, it should engage the thought processes of the entire society especially in the institutions of high learning, among the professionals, among the business class, everybody should be concerned to think through.

“Yes you invest to do something but you don’t put money out to facilitate enslavement of man. If you want to catch a flow, lets say you use corn, once you grab it, what do you with it? You finish it.

“The late Sir John is credited having said, fear delegates [but] why should we fear delegates? The delegates really know that they are coming to exercise their right of choice to pursue a vision that should be truly honourable and beneficial to society generally. It looks like the whole thing has come out for sale.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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