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John Kufuor

Guest and President of Ghana (2001-2009)

1964, BA (Hons) and MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University. Over 30 years' experience in public service. Since 1961, Lawyer. Formerly, Chairman, Asante Kotoko Football Club. 1967, Chief Legal Officer and Town Clerk (City Manager), Kumasi. Member of the Constituent Assemblies that drafted the Constitutions of the Second and Third Republics respectively. Founding Member: Progress Party (PP), the Popular Front Party (PFP), New Patriotic Party (NPP). Member of Parliament during the Second and Third Republic. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Member, Ghanaian Delegations to the OAU, Ministerial Meetings in Addis Ababa, and the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Lusaka. PFP's Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. Deputy Opposition Leader, PFP Parliamentary Group, Third Republic. 1981, Member, Parliamentary Delegation Meetings with the IMF and the World Bank. 1982, General Secretary, All People's Party (APP); 1982, Secretary for Local Government, National Government, PNDC. 1998, President, NPP. 2000, election victory, 2001-09, President of Ghana.