Kufuor expresses concern about dishonourable politicians

Kufuor expresses concern about dishonourable politicians

- Former president Kufuor has bemoaned the actions of some politicians in Ghana

- According to him, some of them give Ghanaians a reason to perceive politicians as dishonourable

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor, has described as dubious, the actions of some politicians, which makes politics unattractive to others.

According to him, the actions of such people make the profession unattractive to many people.

He therefore called on politicians to conduct themselves in a manner that would make life as a politician appealing to those who wish to enter.

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Kufuor went on to say that the actions of some politicians had affected the entire profession so much that the title 'honourable' bestowed on politicians had lost its true meaning.

"Anywhere you raise the topic of politics, people raise their eyebrows as if it is a dishonourable thing to be a politician. People think you are going in for some dubious consideration," he said.

He passed these comments when relatives of eight senior military officers who were executed on June 16 and June 26, 1979, for alleged corruption and embezzlement of public funds.

The reason for their visit was to show appreciation to Kufuor for his role in the retrieval of the bodies of the executed men for reburial, Graphic.com.gh reports.

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YEN.com.gh understands that Kufuor, then as president in the year 2002, granted permission to the families, after they had petitioned him in 2001, to allow them exhume the bodies of the executed military officers for reburial.

The military officers were Gen. A. A. Afrifa, Col Roger Felli, Gen. Ignatius Acheampong, Maj. Gen. E. K. Utuka, Maj. Gen. R. E. A. Kotei, Air Vice Marshal George Yaw Boakye and Real Admiral Joy Amedume.

The spokesperson of the families, Mrs Linda Brown, who is the daughter of Air Vice Marshal George Boakye, expressed gratitude of the families to former President Kufuor for his role in the whole process of reburial.

She said the families would hold a ceremony on June 26, 2019 to mark the 40th anniversary of all the executed military officers.

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