September 22, 2011

Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Amenfi West John Gyetuah, has described Ex President Jerry Rawlings presence at the launch of former President Kufour’s foundation in Accra on Tuesday as victory for democracy.

According to him, despite the two statesmen’s political differences and personal attacks against each other sometimes, the decision by Mr Rawlings to attend the event is evidence of Ghana’s democratic growth and political maturity.

Most of the people who attended the launch of the John Agyekum Kufour Foundation were surprised to see Ex President Rawlings who was perhaps the most unlikely guest to attend the programme walking side by side former President Kufour as they entered the Greater Hall of the University of Ghana to start the event.

The sight of both of them drew loud applause from the seated guests who were obviously surprised to see Rawlings who is considered as a political foe of Mr Kufour.

However speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Thursday 22nd September 2011, the Member of Parliament for Amenfi West John Gyetuah commended the bold move by Mr Rawlings inspite of his constant criticisms of Ex President Kufour over the years .

He stated that Ghanaians especially political activist should learn from the exemplary move by the two statesmenand begin to be accommodative to others from opposition political persuasions.

“As a country our democracy is growing and we must learn how to live side by side our political opponents, we should not allow politics to divide us, it is important that we live together as Ghanaians irrespective of our political colours’’ Hon. Gyetuah said.

Kwadwo Anim/