Divisiveness And Intimidation Of The Innocent Is Rearing Its Ugly Head: Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is urging all Ghanaians as they take stock of the outgoing year and plan for the New Year, to "put our country first in all that we do and practice what we preach". In a New Year Message, Mr Kufuor wrote: "We have missed opportunities that would have taken our country up the ladder of progress and development. "We have not matched our words with our deeds. Divisiveness, fear and intimidation of innocent people, which should have been things of the past, are beginning to rear their ugly heads up again." He called on Ghanaians to endeavour at all times to strengthen the country's democratic process and never give in to the rule of tyranny or arbitrariness. "It must be the bounding duty of Ghanaians to strengthen constitutional rule and ensure that in all instances, the tenets of the constitution are applied fairly and equally to all citizens of the land irrespective of their political persuasions," Mr Kufuor said. The former President also urged Ghanaians to work harder in the coming year to ensure the prosperity of our dear country. He noted that the out-going year had undoubtedly been a challenging one and Ghanaians should thank God that He had brought us this far.