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28-Jun-2016  
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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to exercise their voting rights with circumspection, bearing in mind that a vote for the wrong set of people will have dire consequences on their quality of life.

According to him, leadership is key in driving societal change and development hence Ghanaians must carefully consider the choices that will be placed before them during elections. 

The former President was speaking on the sidelines of a public lecture on Sustainable Development goals and Economic growth in Africa delivered by Special Advisor to the UN secretary General, Prof.Jeffery Sachs.

“It all depends on governance and leadership. ..When you are citizen,you must know that your vote is evidence of your sovereignty as an individual. If you have power to send some people to manage your affairs and better your lot and you throw that power away, what do you expect? So we must learn the uses, the right and positive uses of our power.”

His call comes months after another former President, Jerry John Rawlings similarly appealed to Ghanaians to vote for their preferred political parties during the election.

Long term plan for power crisis 

For his part, Special Advisor to the UN secretary General, Dr Jeffery Sachs called on the country’s leaders to have a long term plan for Ghana’s energy sector.

This, he said, will hasten economic growth and prosperity in the country.

“Ghana needs to plan its long term energy future and that long term energy future should be based on what will contribute to good public health and what will contribute to fighting climate change and it has to work on putting on those various pieces together and finding the right answer to them.”
 
 
 
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