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Friday, February 13, 2004

( N.D.C ) NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS


Name Mills
Other Names Professor John Evans Atta
Date of Birth 1944-07-21
Place Cape Coast

Detailed Biography
Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was born on July 21st, 1944 and hails from Cape Coast in the Central region.
Prof. Mills launched a lifelong of learning at Achimota Secondary School, where he completed the Advanced Level Certificate in 1963.

To further his education, he attended the University of Ghana, Legon where he received a bachelor's degree and professional certificate in Law (1967).

While earning the Ph.D. in Oriental and African Studies from the University of London, Dr. Mills was selected as a Fulbright scholar at Stanford Law School (USA).

Prof. Mills' first formal teaching assignment was as a lecturer on the faculty of law at the University of Ghana, Legon. He spent more than twenty years imparting acquired knowledge to students, and rose in position from lecturer to senior lecturer to associate professor. His contribution to the University was remarkable having served on numerous boards, committees, and schemes. Also during those twenty years, Prof. Mills traveled as a visiting lecturer and professor at Temple University (USA) and Leiden University (Holland), and presented research papers at symposiums and conferences throughout the world.


Prof. Mills has more than one dozen publications to his credit. These include:

Taxation of Periodical or Deferred Payments arising from the Sale of Fixed Capital (1974),

Exemption of Dividends from Income taxation: A critical Appraisal (1977),

Report of the Tax Review Commission, Ghana, parts 1,2&3, (1977) and

Ghana's Income Tax laws and the Investor. An inter-faculty lecture published by the University of Ghana.
His expertise goes well beyond the classroom, and is evidenced by the various examiner positions he held with finance related institutions throughout Ghana (i.e. Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Bankers, Ghana Tax Review Commission). As an advocate for recreation, Prof. Mills has supported the community through groups such as the Ghana Hockey Association, National Sports Council of Ghana, Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club. The following are a few of his activities and projects:

Member of the Ghana Stock Exchange Council
Board of Trustees, Mines Trust
Management Committee of Commonwealth Administration of Tax Experts
United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts in International Cooperation in Tax Matters 7 United Nations Law and Population Project
Study on Equipment Leasing in Ghana
Casebook preparation on Ghana's Income Tax
Review of Ghana's Double Tax Agreement with the U.K
A track record of financial knowledge and strong professional credentials led to several important appointments. In 1988, Prof. J.E Atta Mills became the acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service of Ghana and named Commissioner in September 1996. In 1997, Prof. Mills received another important appointment. On January 7, 1997, he was named the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.

In the nutshell, Dr. John Evans Atta Mills, Professor Atta Mills as popularly called, continues to contribute to the Republic of Ghana.


He is married to Ernestina Naadu, an educationist.


( N.P.P ) NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY

Name Kufour
Other Names John Agyekum
Date of Birth 1938-12-08
Place Kumasi

Detailed Biography
Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor was born on December 8, 1938 in Kumasi, Ghana. He had his Secondary Education at Prempeh College where he passed at the top of his class. He enrolled at Lincoln Inn, London, and was called to the Bar in 1961 at the age of 22 =. He then entered Oxford University where he passed his Honors BA degree in 1964 in Economics , Philosophy and Politics. He was subsequently confirmed, in accord with Oxford traditions, with the Master's degree by the University.
Both sides of Kufuor's parentage come from distinguished families whose members include Chiefs, Farmers, Timber Merchants, Businessmen, University Professors Doctors, Engineers, Accountants, Teachers, Nurses, Lawyers and Politicians. J. A. Kufuor is happily married to Theresa (Nee Mensah). The marriage is blessed with five children, four of whom are University Graduates with the Youngest son still in the University. Mr. Kufuor and his family belong to the Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Kufuor comes into this arena with credentials and experiences unmatched in Ghana's history. His public service spans over thirty years. In 1967, he was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Town Clerk (City Manager) of Kumasi, the Second largest City of Ghana. He was a member of the 1968-69 and the 1979 Constituent Assemblies that drafted the Constitutions of the Second and Third Republics respectively. In addition he was a Founding Member of the Progress Party (PP) in 1969, the Popular Front Party (PFP) in 1979 and is a Founding Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He has twice been elected as a Member of Parliament, during the Second and Third Republics. He has also been in political detention on two occasions as a result of military coups that overthrew the Second and Third Republics. He has been a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and in this capacity, he represented Ghana on several occasions. From 1969 to December, 1971, he led Ghana's Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Ministerial Meetings in Addis Ababa, and the Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Lusaka, Zambia. In 1970, he led the Ghanaian Delegation to Moscow in the Former Soviet Union, Prague (Former Czechoslovakia), and Belgrade (Yugoslavia) to discuss Ghana's indebtedness to these Countries.

As the Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Deputy Opposition Leader of the Popular Front Party (PFP) Parliamentary Group during the Third Republic, he was invited to accompany President Limann to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Summit Conference in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was also a member of the Parliamentary Delegation that Visited the United States of America (USA) in 1981 to talk to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank on Ghana's economic problems.

In January, 1982, the leadership of the All People's Party (APP), which was an alliance of all the opposition parties, advised some leading members, including the Deputy Leader of the Alliance, Alhaji Iddrisu Mahama, the General Secretary, Dr. Obed Asamoah and Mr. J. A. Kufuor. To accept an invitation from the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) to serve in what was purported to be a National Government. Mr. Kufuor was appointed the Secretary for Local Government in this new Government. As a Secretary for Local Government, he authored the Local Government Policy Guidelines that were to be the foundation of the current decentralized District Assemblies. He, however, resigned within seven months of acceptance of the position after having satisfied himself that the PNDC Government was not the national Government that it promised to be . Indeed he found that it had a hidden agenda which he could not be a Party to. He also could not be a party to the intolerance, the brutality, abuse and corruption of that Government.

On April 20th 1996, Mr. J. A. Kufuor was nominated by 1034 out of 2000 delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) drawn from all the 200 Constituencies of the Country to run for the President of Ghana on December 10, 1996. After campaigning for less than nine months, Mr. Kufuor polled almost 40% of the popular votes. On October 23, 1998, he was re-nominated by the New patriotic Party not only to run again for President but to officially assume the position of Leader of the Party. The election is schedule to held at the end of 2000.

Undoubtedly, Mr. Kufuor comes into the arena for President with relevant and unmatched credentials. Among his many attributes are caring, sensitivity, honesty, and due respect for his fellow being. He is a good listener, very diplomatic in his dealings with friends as well as foes, strong and disciplined, and a great consensus builder. He has patiently studied and practiced the art of governance and we can affirm that he is well qualified for the highest office of the land, the Presidency. It may be very important to quote his assertion that "the world is moving in a direction which requires leadership by vision, transcending tribal, national and even continental bounds.

In short, the world belongs to the globalist." Ghanaians can no longer afford to sit on the fringes of human endeavors, existing out of the charity of the world. It is time for an enlightened, creative and experienced leadership that will lead our nation out of the doldrums of poverty, ignorance and disease and serve as an inspiration to the rest of Africa. Without a doubt, he is an intellectual whose pragmatism and concern for his fellow human being makes him an ideal person for the high office of President of the Republic of Ghana.

Kufuor won the presidential elections in Dec. 2000 and was sworn in as president on January 9 2001

NPP AGENDA/MISSION
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I would like to comment briefly about this website. I have searched and have not found any area where the visions, missions and goals of this party are outlined. This reinforces the general perception that the party has no agenda, and is mainly on a witch hunt, seeking to illuminate all the faults of the ruling party, rather than telling the masses what they stand for and propose to do. If my assessment about this most important information on this site is incorrect, please correct me. Otherwise, I suggest that steps be taken in this direction to post this key information. I would like to hear more dialogue on NPP proposals regarding Education, Social Welfare, the Economy, International Trade, Social Security (in the light of the current mess at SSNIT), Infratructure -- roads etc, Transport systems....

Indeed, the issues are many, and I believe focusing on letting the people know what the NPP will do to improve the current living conditions is of more value that pointing fingers at who did or failed to do what. We are all witnesses of the downward spiral of aspects of life in the country, except for those who live in denial. We are however tired of the accusations, and need to hear some real issues that will solidify our commitment to the NPP.


MJ
Unregistered User
(12/4/00 12:45 pm)
Reply u are right
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we want power for the money
see, most of us -NPP - are broke and need to fill our pockets. do u really think we give a hoot about Ghana?

NPP AGENDA/MISSION
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I would like to comment briefly about this website. I have searched and have not found any area where the visions, missions and goals of this party are outlined. This reinforces the general perception that the party has no agenda, and is mainly on a witch hunt, seeking to illuminate all the faults of the ruling party, rather than telling the masses what they stand for and propose to do. If my assessment about this most important information on this site is incorrect, please correct me. Otherwise, I suggest that steps be taken in this direction to post this key information. I would like to hear more dialogue on NPP proposals regarding Education, Social Welfare, the Economy, International Trade, Social Security (in the light of the current mess at SSNIT), Infratructure -- roads etc, Transport systems....

Indeed, the issues are many, and I believe focusing on letting the people know what the NPP will do to improve the current living conditions is of more value that pointing fingers at who did or failed to do what. We are all witnesses of the downward spiral of aspects of life in the country, except for those who live in denial. We are however tired of the accusations, and need to hear some real issues that will solidify our commitment to the NPP.


MJ
Unregistered User
(12/4/00 12:45 pm)
Reply u are right
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
we want power for the money
see, most of us -NPP - are broke and need to fill our pockets. do u really think we give a hoot about Ghana?



NPP AGENDA/MISSION
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I would like to comment briefly about this website. I have searched and have not found any area where the visions, missions and goals of this party are outlined. This reinforces the general perception that the party has no agenda, and is mainly on a witch hunt, seeking to illuminate all the faults of the ruling party, rather than telling the masses what they stand for and propose to do. If my assessment about this most important information on this site is incorrect, please correct me. Otherwise, I suggest that steps be taken in this direction to post this key information. I would like to hear more dialogue on NPP proposals regarding Education, Social Welfare, the Economy, International Trade, Social Security (in the light of the current mess at SSNIT), Infratructure -- roads etc, Transport systems....

Indeed, the issues are many, and I believe focusing on letting the people know what the NPP will do to improve the current living conditions is of more value that pointing fingers at who did or failed to do what. We are all witnesses of the downward spiral of aspects of life in the country, except for those who live in denial. We are however tired of the accusations, and need to hear some real issues that will solidify our commitment to the NPP.


MJ
Unregistered User
(12/4/00 12:45 pm)
Reply u are right
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
we want power for the money
see, most of us -NPP - are broke and need to fill our pockets. do u really think we give a hoot about Ghana?




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