The Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Barnes, has had the privilege to visit the former president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufour.
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In a post sighted on the commissions official page, the commissioner said it was an absolute privilege to spend a few hours of his afternoon with Ghana’s former President.
According to him, Kufuor was kind enough to give two of his peacocks to the High Commission.
The commissioner said both he and the former president shared a passion as avid gardeners.
He added that he enjoyed wandering together around Kufuor's garden examining the plantains, avocados and lemons.
He wrote, "It was an absolute privilege this afternoon to spend a few hours with Ghana’s former President His Excellency John Kufuor, who was kind enough to give two of his peacocks to the High Commission. We are both avid gardeners and I enjoyed wandering together around his garden examining the plantains, avocados and lemons. I couldn’t help telling His Excellency how when I hear Ghanaians talking about ‘Kufuor Gallons’ and ‘Kufuor busses’, I know it is because of their love and respect for him. Since the day I arrived in Ghana everyone has told me what a gentleman he is. They are right. And I’m honored to have a new Ghanaian friend."
His visit to the former president drew a lot of reactions from Ghanaians.
Amponsah Samuel says the Australian High commissioner is raising the flag of Ghana High.
The Australian High Commissioner came in for a purpose, i.e, to raise the flag of Ghana high. We are much grateful your Excellency.
Abdulai Mohammed said he is the best president aside Nkrumah.
Kuffuor is the best president Ghana ever had alongside Nkrumah
Pietang Aaron said he has left an indelible mark in the political landscape of Ghana.
He's indeed a fine gentleman and he has left an indelible mark in the political landscape of our country
Kingsley Owusu-Mensah was full of praise for Kufuor.
Gentle Giant Kuffour, Man of wisdom and affection for his country, Many social intervention was by him NHIA,BUSES, SCHOOL FEEDING. Sir you are welcome by such a great man.
Paa Solo believes the Australian Ambassador is putting Ghana on the map.
The man is indeed putting Ghana on the map. Good work Your Excellency!
Detugbui Shika Gbedemah said he is an epitome of leadership.
He is an epitome of leadership
Frank Tetteh Amanatey said Kuffour is a great leader.
That's without doubt; president Kuffour is a fine gentleman and a great leader.
Kwame Yeboah said he is a very decisive leader.
The gentle giant. Very humble and decisive leader. A very great leader. #JAK
Miguela Giovanetta Adwoa Gyambibi had quiet a lot to say.
Your honesty and simplicity in carrying out your responsibilities is exceptional. I wish most of our Ghanaian diplomats could learn at least a thing from you. Congratulations on/for all you do and yes 'let me hasten to add' that Ex-Prez Kuffuor remains Ghana's gentle giant.....wishing him the very best in all endeavor
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