Former President and Founder of the New Patriotic Party, John Agyekum Kufuor has disclosed that his political experience was gained through an apprenticeship with the late Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia and the Progress Party.

In a social media interaction on the theme ‘Exclusive Leadership Tips’, the former president stated that his political mentor preached democracy ‘practically in its proper sense’.

“My number one mentor was the late Dr. Abrefa Busia it was under him that cut my political teeth far back in 1969, I was a member of his Progress party, we won and I was made the Deputy Senior Minister under his government,” he said.

Kufuor stressed that he was inspired by Dr. Busia’s belief in a corporation between the private sector corporating and the public sector for accountable governance, the efficient running of businesses, and to better the lives of people.

In his presentation, he indicated that the progress the nation has made in the educational and health sectors will help in the overall development of the country.

“We are making quick progress with education, with health delivery for the people, creating employment for our teaming youth which are in the majority of the population”

He urged leaders to be on top of their game to able to effectively run the country .

“They must be well informed on the policies, the government of the people, whether its law and order, social services, education, healthcare, economic well-being as well as the private sector because that is where the wealth is generated mainly and employment is created.”

He called all Ghanaians to be involved in developing the nation, adding that pride and confidence in our country are important in bringing us on a par with the rest of the world.