Join uss in wishing one of the best African Presidents H.E John Agyekum Kufuor, Happy 82nd Birthday 

Former flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who served as president of the republic of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, marks his 82nd birthday today, December 08, 2020.

The special day of the former president comes exactly after Ghana’s general elections on December 07 this year.

Despite the nation’s major focus on the general elections, the people of Ghana including party members and loved ones of took some time off their busy schedules and celebrated president Agyekum Kufuor.

Agyekum Kufuor completed his secondary education from Prempeh College, one of the best and renowned secondary schools in Ashanti region, Ghana.

He later joined the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, one of the greatest institutional body of lawyers and judges in the United Kingdom where he pursued law and became a certified barrister. He was called to bar in 1961 in London.

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In the year 1962, he was called to bar in Ghana but left for the UK to obtain a master’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from the Oxford University and Exeter College from 1961–64.

Same year president Kufuor completed his master’s degree, he got employed at the Ghana Commercial Bank in London where he worked as a Manager and Legal officer.

He worked for only a year at the bank and relocated to Ghana to start his political career at the age of 27.

He started as the chief legal officer and town clerk for the city of Kumasi from 1966 to 1969.

Following his service to the people of Kumasi, he was selected as a member of parliament and deputy foreign minister under the administration of Kofi Abrefa Busia from 1969 -72 and from 1979 to 1981.

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When Abrefa Busia was overthrown by Jerry John Rawlings during his brutal coups, the former president Kufuor at the time served as the secretary for local government but resigned in less than a year before his term expressing his disappointment in the governance of Rawlings.

In the year 2000 he was selected as the party’s flagbearer and won the national elections on a runoff elections.

He was peacefully sworn into office in 2001 and his government served Ghana emphasising on the improvement of the country’s economy, health and educational systems.

He received a lot of accolades for his immense support to Ghana and Africa at large.

Former president Kufuor was appointed the chairperson of the African Union from 2007–08.

Currently, he is serving several prestigious organisations locally and internationally including Interpeace, an international peace building organisation based in Geneva.

Source: Ghana Education | Research | First hand information

Join us in wishing Honorable Kennedy Agyapong Member of Parliament for Assin Central,  God’s richest Blessings and also get to know him better.

Meet Ghanaian Business tycoon, Politician, (NPP) and a philanthropist!

Who’s Honorable Ken Agyapong?

Kennedy Agyepong is a Ghanaian business tycoons who’s contributing immensely to Ghanaian economy through his businesses.

He and  his wife Stella Agyepong own the KenCity Group of Companies, (13 in all) ranging from real estates, media.

Hollywood Shopping Center, the Supercare Group of Companies, cold stores,Ash FM, Net 2 Television station, Oman FM and Spice FM and oh did we mention shares in Assin Farms and Several other investments? Yes guys hard work pays…

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Honorable Kennedy Agyapong is not only known for representing Assin North in parliament for the NPP (New Patriotic Party) and speaking against corruption in Ghana, but also for giving back to the community.

”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17”

It is widely known in Ghana that he even donates his salary to the needy people in his constituency.

He has provided Scholarships to over 2500 to students in Ghana from primary right us to higher education. Made donations to some hospitals in Ghana and also outside Ghana.

Ken Agyapong has been recognised as one of the 1st Africans to donate towards global humanitarian concerns, he was quick to help the Haiti victims during that horrible disaster in 2010.

For his many humanitarian contributions in Africa and the diaspora, he has received numerous Special Achievement/Lifetime Awards.

‘A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.’

Even though Honorable Ken Agyapong does not count on recognition to contribute to humanity we are pleased that his good works are being recognised over and over!

Address by Honorable Kennedy Agyapong on his ‘Lifetime Achievement on Philanthropy and Public Service Award from 5th GOD Awards’

“I want to thank the team that has come here today to announce the award that will be given to me on August 4,” 

“All I want to say is a big thank you for recognising my work, I hope we can do our best to make sure we go with good impression.”

“I will select three people from each region of Ghana to benefit from the scholarship. Let me say that I will not give it to people from my constituency only,”

Speaking to the media he also encouraged other philanthropist not to give up in helping humanity…

Keep up the good work!

 

Happy birthday to African Kennedy Agyapong. Join us in Hon. Kennedy Agyapong an amazing day!

 

‘There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back and making a difference in the lives of people… Until we next time check out 👇 👇 👇 👇 👇  👇

 

 

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His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo turns a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing the President of Ghana God’s blessings on his birthday and every day… 

People from all over the world showered their warm and heartfelt wishes for him on social media.

The birthday wishes include some praises from Bawumia the Vice President of Ghana, German Ambassador to Ghana, Dede Ayew, Dblack among other famous personalities in Ghana and across the globe.

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Akufo-Addo became Ghana’s president in 2017 on his third competition after losing for two consecutive times as presidential candidate for the New Patrotic Party (NPP). Before his victory in 2017.

Growing up from renowned royal and political family, president Akufo-Addo studied Economics, Politics and Philosophy at New College, Oxford in the UK.

He later taught at the Accra Academy and furthered his education at the University of Ghana where he pursued economics.

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He then got trained at the Inner Temple as a lawyer and was officially called to the Ghanaian bar in 1975. He worked with law firms including, Coudert Brothers in the US and Prempeh and Co.

In the year 2000, President Akufo-Addo served as the chief campaigner for ex-president Kuffour, the then flagbearer for the NPP.

Following Kuffour’s victory, he became the first Attorney General and Minister for Justice under Kuffour’s administration, then moved to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

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Ghanaians voted him into power in 2016 and since he assumed office on January 07, 2017, he has led the country to great achievements in education, economics, sports and a lot more.

The President has received honors like, the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice (2016), the National Achievement Award, the African Port Award among others.

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When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ African proverb (Amadou Hampâté Bâ) En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle. 

Prominent lawyer and politician John Kwesi Bosu Spio, was born in Cape Coast on Sunday 24th June 1928 to the late Mr. George Kofi Spio and the Late Mrs. Mary Aba Jeffrey Spio. He was the third born of eight children.

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Young John Kwesi Bosu Spio started his primary education at St Francis Cathedral School and went from there to Cape Coast Jubilee School. At the early age of 12 years his father passed away, being the eldest son he had to take up menial jobs after school to support his mother who was a petty trader. He attended St Augustine Secondary School. On his successful completion his profound love for God made him decide to become a catholic priest. Aged 19 he gained admission at the Cape Coast Ammisano Seminary. With the death of his father the family was faced with financial challenges; and his dream of attending College at Fouray Bay in Sierra Leona was also shattered. He was however still determination to see his siblings educated; this made him leave the seminary to commence full time work.

ADULT LIFE

At age 23, Mr. John Spio was appointed Head teacher of Bisease Ajumako Catholic School. He had a great passion for music and became the choir master and organist at Bisease Ajumako Catholic Church.

He left Bisease and was employed at Ghana Railway and Ports Authority, he worked so hard he was transferred to Tema and promoted to the position of Port Manager.

He was not only career minded but had a strong value for family life. Whilst working as a Port Manager he started his family. His busy work schedule did not prevent him from being a great father, his children meant the world to him and he was a role model to all of them.

Mr. Spio enrolled as a London University External student pursuing LLB degree. He later successfully completed his LLB degree at Cardiff University UK. He then pursued Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Syracuse University, U.S.A.

On returning to Ghana he attended University of Ghana Legon and completed his legal training after which he was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana.

Mr. Spio was the proverbial jack of all trades and had a great life, between the period of 1959 and 1995 when he retired, he was the Chairman of Elmina Motel now  known as the Elmina Beach Resort, he also acted as the Director of Ceredec,  Swan Business Consultants Ltd and then as Director of Central Regional Development Corporation. He also served as a Regional Manager at Management Development and Productivity Institute.

Mr. Spio also worked as the Director of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation Company (TOPP). He was also a Lecturer at U.C.C and later became the Head of the B.Com Dept. He was the Director of Catholic Mission Press, Cape Coast.

He was a Couterpart Consultant for R.R. Nathan Associates Ghana and the  Planning Unit Director  of  CIDA Expert, Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Despite these numerous duties he still had the strength to practice effectively as a lawyer; in fact he was known as one of the best lawyers especially in Cape Coast. He served twice as the President of Central Region Bar Association.

Mr. Spio was a patriotic citizen and had an active political life; he was one time the Central Region Chairman of the New Patriotic Party and remained an active member till his death.

Apart from his local duties Mr. Spio was involved with various Overseas Projects; he was a Representative for Ports Administration and Operations Programmes in the Netherlands and Belgium, he was a Trainee Manager for Transportation Management and Operations in Western Germany, and a Manager for United Nations Ports and ShippingTraining Seminars  in Nigeria. He spoke more than 7 different foreign languages and travelled all over the world.

His busy work schedule did not prevent him from being a great father, his children meant the world to him and he was a role model to all of them. It was his aim in life to educate them to the highest level attainable. He indeed succeeded in educating all his children in every aspect of life. This education has not only stayed with his children but has extended to his grandchildren and will linger on from generation to generation.

Mr. Spio had high standards which made him appear strict but he easily shared a joke with his great sense of humour, even in the most challenging of situations he would come up with a joke to lighten the situation. In his spare time he loved to read, take his children to the beach, teach them how to play the piano as well as telling them great folk stories. His love for music was great, as such wherever he fellowshipped he played the church organ and was the choir master.

Retirement

After his retirement from these jobs he worked as a consultant for various firms and took to travelling as well as concentrating on playing the organ and being a best friend and an adviser to his children.

Rest In Peace ! June 24, 1928 – July 09, 2008

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Former President of Ghana John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor is a member of the Ashanti people, Kufuor is married to Theresa Kufuor (née Mensah), with whom he has had five children. Kufuor and his family belong to the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in Kumasi and educated at Osei Tutu Boarding School….

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John Kufuor became  the second President of the 4th Republic of Ghana, a very very good President we love him…

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Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, just like lawyer Kwesi Spio was also a very prominent lawyer and politician. The former Minister of Tourism/ Modernization of the Capital  and Minister of Information Obetsebi-Lamptey, also served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor  from 2005 to July 2007.   He later became the National Campaign Chairman for New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2000   20 March 2016 70 year Obetsebi-Lamptey died at a hospital in London from leukemia 

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RIP: Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey (February 4, 1946 – March 20, 2016)

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The current NPP flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo was born on 29 March 1944…This is the third time the former Attorney general is standing for the presidential election. Nana Akufo-Addo  ran for president of Ghana in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

”We want a new direction for our nation. John Dramani Mahama is the biggest threat to the future of our nation, and we have to work hard between now and December to kick him out of office.” ~Nana Akufo-Addo

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Ghanaian politician and a former television and radio producer Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has sadly passed away. According to reports, he died last night at a hospital here in London after a short illness. He was 70…

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

The former National Chairman of  NPP (New Patriotic Party) Jake Obetsebi Lamptey was the 2nd son of Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey, his mother  was  Dutch, called  Margaretha, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey had his primary education in Accra, before travelling to England to further his education…

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He initially began work as a radio and TV scriptwriter, commentator and presenter at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). Then In 1969, he joined Lintas West African, an advertising firm, as an account executive and radio and television producer.  He later became General Manager of Lintas in Ghana in 1974.  He was also a past president for the Advertising Association of Ghana.

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey resigned  in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections. He became the National Campaign Manager of the victorious New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in Ghana, West Africa.

Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has several publications to his credit, covering topics from family planning to AIDS prevention in Africa.

RIP: Our thoughts & prayers are with the family