Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed disquiet about treatments he has been subjected to within the past one-and-a-half year since leaving office.
He made these comments in an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show following an award given him by the Catholic Church.
He said he believes that while he was president of Ghana he served the country to the best of his ability. He regretted that after he had served Ghana well with the positive signs everywhere to be seen, some people were committed to downplaying his achievements and publishing negative materials about him on the internet.
The former president said that he will not pretend to have been a happy man over the past one and a half years, and that he feels deeply hurt by the relentless effort by some people to diminish his achievements during his tenure as president.
The Vatican late last week conferred on former President John Agyekum Kufuor the highest ecclesiastical honour of the Knight Commanderhood of the Order of Pope Pius IX.
Mr. Kufuor told host of Super Morning Show, Bernard Saibu that the award was from the Pope to him and his wife for loyal services rendered to the Catholic Church in Ghana, and that he was overjoyed to have had the honor bestowed on him. He said that the award was a very dear one to him as it was one which could not be lobbied-for.
He said that the Catholic award to him was very heart-warming because the church acknowledges his contributions to national development in spite of what others may want the world to believe.
On what he has doing in future, President Kufour said that he has been invited to Nigeria to be a key speaker at an ECOWAS forum in Abuja. He said also that the former president of USA President Jimmy Carter wrote to him about 3 months ago requesting him to co-chair the election observer group in La Cote d’ivoire for this year’s presidential elections with him.
He described both events as very important to him and he intends to assist in ensuring their success.