Former President John Kufuor has said Ghana would have been a better country than it is today if former Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia (late) had been allowed to carry through with his policies when he assumed power in 1969.
According to him, the private sector agenda which was being promoted by the late prime minister was imperative for the development of the country.
Busia, who became prime minister of the country after winning the 1969 parliamentary election on the ticket of the Progress Party (PP), was overthrown through a military coup, led by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong in January 1972, while he was on a medical trip in the UK.
Speaking to Citi FM on the 45th anniversary of Busia’s assumption to power, Kufuor said: “His ideas would have been fantastic for this country. The man believed in the private sector, under him a host of businessmen, all the big private sector people had a place under him. He understood the private sector and their role in providing infrastructure.”
The former President added that the country is now realising the reasons why Busia was so much tilted towards the private sector.