SPEECH DELIVERED BY NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, 2012
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY AT THE
EVENING ENCOUNTER ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ON THE 21ST OF AUGUST 2012
Chairperson, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends from the media, fellow Ghanaians, good evening.
This event was to have taken place two weeks ago, but was postponed at my request when President Mills passed away. May he rest in perfect peace. Continue reading IEA ENCOUNTER —- NANA AKUFFO ADDO
Someone made a comment about Ghana hosting the Olympics and see all the negative comments flowing in from all angles. sadly enough, most of those comments were coming from very young people. I understand why we seem not to have any positive thinking towards our own country. The question I ask is how many of us making such negative comment have handled or organized even birthday parties successfully. Continue reading I BELIEVE IN A NEW AND BETTER GHANA
As Ghana takes careful and anxious steps towards another very difficult election in its infantile democratic life, the cries and prayers for peaceful polls are resounding louder than ever. A lot of civil organizations and think-tanks are doing all within their means to help organize peaceful, free and fair elections. There is a public outcry against some political maneuvers that serve as threats to the peace of the state chief among them being political insults and intimidation which can degenerate into conflicts that might end up leaving an indelible blot on the peace map of Ghana. Efforts being made to ensure peaceful elections must be applauded in as much as activities that seek to undermine peaceful polls must be bemoaned and condemned outright irrespective. Continue reading POLITICS IN GHANA – A SHAKY FOUNDATION.
– Keys to Our Development. –
The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. ~ Vince Lombardi
On the 21st September, 2011, Former president of Ghana, John Kufuor led a high-powered delegation that included Former South African President and the former chancellor of Germany to a youth leadership conference on KNUST campus and to cut sod for his leadership museum project. It is very interesting how this program coincided with the celebration of the life of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Continue reading WALKING THE TIGHTROPE
I have been thinking about this for sometime I think I must pour out my thoughts here. So many years ago, the need arose that a woman who was a queen of her town picks up arms and lead the male dominated army to fight the British. This was unthinkable in those days. It was at a time that women were relegated to the background and the British had a very formidable army. I am very sure the woman-led army was severely defeated. however for the singular act of defying her boundaries and putting up such an extra-ordinary act of bravery, Nana Yaa Asantewaa is touted today as one of the brave African women of all time. No one ever seems to mention or even talk about the outcome of her action itself. no one ever talks about the defeat. Continue reading YAA ASANTEWAA RELOADED