- The former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, is being considered for a national holiday
- The African Union Arts Festival Foundation believes a national holiday for John Kufuor will help Ghanaians remember his legacies
- The foundation believes Kufuor is the 'best choice among his peers'
The Africa Union Arts Festival Foundation is making a case for the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, to be 'immortalized' with a public holiday in his name.
Chairman of the foundation, Kojo Ampah Sahara, has made the argument that a national holiday will serve as a reminder of the good things Kufuor has done while being president of Ghana.
“He is unmatchable among his peers and contemporary leaders in Africa. He deserves a great honour to remind potential leaders of a great person that once governed the country. A holiday to celebrate him should be in order,” he said.
The AU foundation is looking at the various legacies by the former president which include the capitation grant, national health insurance scheme, redenomination of the cedi among other achievements.
There are questions regarding the choice for Kufuor against former president Rawlings. Whereas many believe Kufuor is highly gentle and collected than Jerry Rawlings who is seen as boisterous and plain-speaking.
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