Thursday, March 19, 2009


SA SECTION of women in Kumasi have called on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to treat former President J.A. Kufuor with respect as a former head of state.
They said the manner the former President was being handled by the current government did not speak well of the nation and must cease.
The women, mostly identified with the NPP, stated this after they marched through some of the streets of Kumasi to demonstrate against what they described as the unfair treatment meted out to Mr Kufuor.
They cited the government’s handling of the former President’s office and the withdrawal of his vehicles as typical examples.
Carrying placards some of which read, “We are tired of the vindictiveness”, Treat Kufuor fairly” and “Tackle the issues confronting the nation and leave Kufuor alone,” the women undertook the demonstration peacefully.
All their leaders who addressed them said it appeared the government had a negative agenda against Mr Kufuor and the NPP.
They said the former President did a lot for the nation and did not deserve to be treated in such manner.
The women mentioned the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Capitation grant, free medical care for pregnant women and the numerous projects scattered across the country as some of the achievements of Mr Kufuor which must be appreciated.
According to the women, they would continue to demonstrate against the government over policies that were not human-centred.
They said Mr Kufuor was respected worldwide as one of the greatest leaders Africa had ever had in recent times.
It was therefore surprising that for political reasons, the government wanted to downgrade him.

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