I will contest for NDC flagbearership – Duffour

Former Minister for Finance Kwabena Duffour says he will be contesting for the flagbearership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dr. Kwabena Duffour said he is ready to offer himself to serve the motherland.

His made the official announcement on Thursday, November 03, 2022.

“Today, I officially announce my intention to contest for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) anytime the party opens nominations.

I will offer myself once again to serve the land of my birth with humility and sacrifice when given the chance to do so,” he wrote on Facebook.

This is not the first time Dr. Kwabena Duffour has hinted at his ambition of leading the umbrella party and eventually becoming Ghana’s president.

In November 2021, the former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG) said he would gladly accept the challenge to lead the NDC as the presidential candidate for the 2024 general election.

He told the media after delivering a lecture on the topic ” The Ghanaian Dream: Transforming the Economy Through the Creation of Jobs and Opportunities For All” in Accra.

About Kwabena Duffour

Dr. Kwabena Duffuor served as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning under the NDC government of the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills and former President John Mahama.

Prior to becoming Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, he served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana from July 1997 to 2001, and was named as one of the four best Central Bank Governors in the World at an IMF/World Bank meeting in 1999 (Euromoney Publication).

He retired voluntarily from the Bank of Ghana in September 2001, with high commendation from the sitting President for his contribution towards the stabilisation of the Ghanaian economy during his term in office.

Dr Duffuor is the Founder and Senior Advisor to HODA Holdings, an entity with over 15 business enterprises in Insurance, Banking, Real Estates, Farming, and Media Conglomerate.

He is also the founder of Institute of Fiscal Studies, an economic policy think-tank.

In the run-up to the 2020 elections, Dr. Duffuor led a major campaign in the Ashanti Region especially his native town of Kumawu to woo votes for the NDC.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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