He described President Mugabe’s comments as his own “opinion.”
But Mr. Kufour disagreed in an interview on Starr FM and said “Ghana has made some fantastic improvement since the 1960s.”
“The population now is near 30 million. At the time in the early 1960s, Ghana was just about 10 million and that is a lot of difference. In terms of physical development, I believe our country has moved on quite a lot,” he added.
Zimbabwe’s President over the weekend is reported to have mocked Ghana’s rate of development, describing it as a poor, undeveloped nation.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kufuor has counseled Ghanaians to be critical of governments.
This, he said is the only way through which governments will take citizens and the development of the nation seriously.
He pointed out that Ghana is a democracy which has allowed people to freely express themselves.
He thus urged Ghanaians to be thankful because the “high handedness that used to be the case in earlier times is not here.”
According to him, despite the increasing freedom of speech, the general public must endeavour to be critical of our government.
“Let us know that it is through our voting that government is made and through the voting we can unmake government,” he remarked.
Ex-President Kufuor advised that anytime citizens are dissatisfied with government, “we should never forget so that next time around, we make our governors know that we can make and unmake them.”
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