- According to J.A. Kufuor, Ghana's donor partners do not help the country out of love but rather out their parochial interests
- The former president was speaking at the first graduation of students from a study programme named in his honour
Former Ghana President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that international donor partners do not invest in our country because they love Ghana. The former president was speaking at the graduation of students of the Kufuor Scholars programme.
It is the first batch of students of the training programme. The programme is geared towards raising leaders for the times and challenges facing the global community.
The ex-president therefore, emphasized the need for Ghana to strategically position itself to get the best out of international agreements.
He is quoted by Citinewsroom.com as saying: “Whether from the East or West, none of them come because they love us .They come for what they can get and we must also learn what we want from them and learn to negotiate and take it."
The pronouncement of the former comes against the backdrop of President Akufo-Addo embark on a state visit to China which among other things saw Ghana sign eight MoUs and agreements with China.
A section the Ghanaian public has expressed concerns over Ghana's eagerness to enter into these financial agreements. They have said China stands to gain more from the deal than Ghana.
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President Kufuor seems to share the feeling of some Ghanaians that the government needs to be circumspect in its dealings with donors.
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