Kufuor Advices Nigeria to learn from Ghana's Economic Growth

Published 10 years ago by: just2sexy
at 12:56 AM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)

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IMMEDIATE past President of Ghana, Mr. John Kufuor, has urged Nigeria to learn from the strategies adopted by the Ghanaian government in reviving its economy.

At Nigeria Britain Association - Akintola Williams Annual Lecture yesterday in Lagos, Kufuor cautioned against sacrificing the rights of Nigerians in the Federal Government's renewed efforts to reposition the economy.

He said Ghana was able to revive the economy without sacrificing the constitutional and political rights of its nationals by adopting policies with human face.

Dwelling on the policies his country adopted to accelerate the growth of his country's economy, Kufuor said: "First, government adopted the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative to stabilise the macro economy. The success of this policy secured debt forgiveness totalling $8 billion within the first four years of the government."

He added that his government pursued the restoration of infrastructure in terms of roads, energy and telecommunications, with emphasis on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), ports and water supply.

The former president said the administration also enhanced the provision of social services in terms of healthcare and education at all levels to buttress the centrality of human resource development.

"This encompasses the launch of National Health Insurance at affordable premium, which within three years covered over 56 per cent of the population of Ghana; and free and compulsory Universal Basic Education (UBE) for all children from age four to 16 at the expense of the state," he added.

Kufuor stated that the government also modernised and commercialised agriculture, which he said, engaged over 50 per cent of the population in employment and doubled the production of cocoa from 370,000 tonnes to over 700,000 tonnes yearly.

Ghana, he added, embarked on the promotion of good governance in terms of transparent and accountable government and enhanced support for law and order by improving the conditions of service and equipment of the judiciary, the police and other security agencies.





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teeco at 08:20 AM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Shame Naija

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Sunnyc4real at 06:09 PM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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shame to our leaders n there advisers
(Na only God go judge oooooooooooh)
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teeco at 06:12 PM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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yes Only GOD can Judge us

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Sunnyc4real at 06:25 PM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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shame to our leaders n there advisers
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blings_is_back at 06:35 PM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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chai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....... dis thing has taken me aback and i just remember the first time i travelled to ghana.. i had jus N100,000 and when i got there it was as if i had N1,000,000 with me... but now ghana don dey advice naija.... na waooooo... which way nigerians.. which way are we heading to?

odikwa very bad oh!
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gimac at 08:27 PM, 11/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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hissssssssss kuffuor
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just2sexy at 02:28 AM, 12/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Nah so i see am oh

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teeco at 08:42 AM, 12/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Quote from: blings_is_back on 06:35 PM, 11/11/2009
chai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....... dis thing has taken me aback and i just remember the first time i travelled to ghana.. i had jus N100,000 and when i got there it was as if i had N1,000,000 with me... but now ghana don dey advice naija.... na waooooo... which way nigerians.. which way are we heading to?

odikwa very bad oh!

 Grin Grin Grin That there Cidice No get value at all

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just2sexy at 10:40 PM, 12/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Grin Grin Grin

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teeco at 06:13 PM, 13/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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I tell you

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blings_is_back at 06:22 PM, 13/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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u sure
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bali4real at 09:20 PM, 13/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Quote from: just2sexy on 12:56 AM, 11/11/2009
IMMEDIATE past President of Ghana, Mr. John Kufuor, has urged Nigeria to learn from the strategies adopted by the Ghanaian government in reviving its economy.

At Nigeria Britain Association - Akintola Williams Annual Lecture yesterday in Lagos, Kufuor cautioned against sacrificing the rights of Nigerians in the Federal Government's renewed efforts to reposition the economy.

He said Ghana was able to revive the economy without sacrificing the constitutional and political rights of its nationals by adopting policies with human face.

Dwelling on the policies his country adopted to accelerate the growth of his country's economy, Kufuor said: "First, government adopted the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative to stabilise the macro economy. The success of this policy secured debt forgiveness totalling $8 billion within the first four years of the government."

He added that his government pursued the restoration of infrastructure in terms of roads, energy and telecommunications, with emphasis on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), ports and water supply.

The former president said the administration also enhanced the provision of social services in terms of healthcare and education at all levels to buttress the centrality of human resource development.

"This encompasses the launch of National Health Insurance at affordable premium, which within three years covered over 56 per cent of the population of Ghana; and free and compulsory Universal Basic Education (UBE) for all children from age four to 16 at the expense of the state," he added.

Kufuor stated that the government also modernised and commercialised agriculture, which he said, engaged over 50 per cent of the population in employment and doubled the production of cocoa from 370,000 tonnes to over 700,000 tonnes yearly.

Ghana, he added, embarked on the promotion of good governance in terms of transparent and accountable government and enhanced support for law and order by improving the conditions of service and equipment of the judiciary, the police and other security agencies.


just2sexy
nice post.i believe our leaders shuld learn as asaid.and we followers too have to support the goverment by changing our attitudes too as we all by atleast be optimistic about d country as most coments i see is naija sheme,bla bla bla n its not that m happy about its curent economic state by atleast praying for it.rome was not built in a day remember! and most of d developed nations had their crises moment too.americans always say god bless america and i also say godbless naija.we dont have any country apart fro it no matter where u are home or abroad. Cool
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Toks-E at 02:38 AM, 14/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Sunnyc4real on 06:09 PM, 11/11/2009
shame to our leaders n there advisers
(Na only God go judge oooooooooooh)

yup

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teeco at 08:36 AM, 14/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Quote from: blings_is_back on 06:22 PM, 13/11/2009
u sure

see this one

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pancho at 10:41 AM, 14/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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He is very stupid.

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teeco at 11:16 AM, 14/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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ok

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just2sexy at 01:06 PM, 14/11/2009 (10 years ago)
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Yes

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Passing

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