Ex-President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor turned 80 today and to celebrate this milestone, social media users including president Akuffo Addo pens down some warn messages to celebrate him.
Happy 80th birthday to his excellency, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, born 8 December 1938.— Myles (@MylesAlerts) December 8, 2018
Kufuor was the 2nd President of the 4th Republic of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009.
He was also Chairperson of the African Union from 2007 to 2008.#MylesAlerts!🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/RYpxKiRVUC
December 8, 2018
Mr Kufuor was the second president of the fourth republic and served two terms in office.
He was elected as the chairman of the African Union between January 30, 2007 and January 31, 2008.
Under his leadership, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was implemented to cater for the health needs of citizens, replacing the 'cash-and-carry' system.
He also introduced the capitation grant for school children at the basic level, and started the Ghana School Feeding Programme for pupils in public primary schools.
Mr Kufuor has many accolades including: The Knight Commander of the Order of Bath of the UK, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and Order of the House of Orange, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
President Kufuor presently is a senior statesman in the country.
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