• Think News Online

Dr. Addo Kufuor Turns 80, Ministry Of Interior, Ghana Medical Association Celebrates Him


The Ministry of Interior and Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have celebrated the former Minister of Interior, Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor for turning 80.


According to the Ministry, under Dr. Addo Kufuor's reign as Minister of Defence and Acting Minister for the Interior, he set up the Special Joint Police/Military Highway Patrol Team to check armed robbery on the highways as well as check compliance to the highway codes in a bid to end fatalities on our roads.


The Ministry said "At the inauguration of this Special Joint Police and Military Highway Patrol Team, he had this to say. The team would check the unnecessary loss of lives on our roads and the unwarranted attack on innocent people along the country‘s highways”

The statement also added that Dr Addo Kufuor pursued his vision assiduously and to a logical end.

The Ministry of Interior also revealed that the affable and hardworking Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor’s tenure as the Minister for the Interior, though brief, saw some remarkable initiatives which culminated into enthusiasm and commitment from staff and personnel within the Ministry and its Agencies.


"His vision was to see to the expansion of the Police Hospital, but his brief stint as the Minister for the Interior did not see this vision materializing. As Minister for the Interior, he represented the country at several security and migration fora, both at home and abroad were he distinguished himself in particular and the sector as a whole" it said.

It is emerging that Dr. Addo Kufuor led a delegation to the E.U. Africa Dialogue on Migration, Paris France in 2008, where he delivered a powerful speech on migration management adding that his warm personality, high sense of discipline and time consciousness is positive traits that Dr Addo Kufuor possessed.


Dr. Addo Kufuor's impeccable sense of dressing and open door approach to work endeared him to all and sundry likewise his smile being infectious.

The statement said "Those of us who worked directly with him during his tenure, speak with fondness of the good relations he had with us and were looking forward to more of such until he resigned in January 2009 as Minister for the Interior in his bid to seek a higher office. We recall his handing-over ceremony was a solemn occasion"


The Ministry says on its behalf, Management, Staff and supporting staff, and Heads and Staff of all Agencies under the Ministry of the Interior, we say 'AYEKOO' as you celebrate your 80th Birthday.

It further mentioned that it wishes the former Interior Minister more years and God’s blessings, good health and look forward to more good counsel.

"Opanyin Dr Addo Kufuor, Afihyia Paaoo. Nyame nka wo ho’. HAPPY BIRTHDAY"

The Citation of the Ghana Medical Association:

On the other hand, the Ghana Medical Association in a citation said "Dr. Addo Kufuor did his post graduate training at the Middlesex Medical School Hospital, London, where he passed the MRCP (London) In 1975. He has worked in several hospitals in London and also at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana"


It added that Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, Physician Specialist, was educated at Cambridge University and University College Medical School Hospital; United Kingdom, where he obtained MA MB BCHIR and MRCS (England).


Dr. Addo Kufuor was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, a Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians.


It added that for several years, Dr. Addo Kufuor was a part time lecturer at the Medical School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, where he worked at Kufuor Clinic, Kumasi.

"Aside the quality lectures he gave at KNUST, he supported Karle Bu Teaching Hospital as Member of the University of Ghana Medical School Council and Inspector of Examination: for the final year Bachelor of Medicine students. He was appointed by the Medical and Dental Council as a member of the board of examiners for foreign trained doctors applying to work in Ghana" it said.


The Ghana Medical Association noted that it is commendable that most of these services were rendered free of charge, since he neither took salary nor any allowances from the University.


Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor is a dedicated member of the Ghana Medical Association. His contributions to the Association and to medical practice in Ghana cannot be over-emphasised.

ThinkNewsOnline has gathered that in 1992, he was elected to serve at the highest office of the Association as President, a position he held for three years. He was the 13th President of the Association. He was subsequently conferred the highest honour of the Association as Fellow of the Ghana Medical Association.

The statement also mentioned that as Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, celebrates his 80th Birthday, the Ghana Medical Association wishes him good health and long life. God Bless you now and always as you continue to serve the medical fraternity and the nation at large.


Below is a copy of Ministry of Interior and Ghana Medical Association's statement:


The Ministry of the Interior:

Hon. Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor (MP) served as the Minister for the Interior under H.E, President John Agyekum Kufuor between 12th June, 2008 and 6th January, 2009 as the substantive Minister for the Interior. Prior to that appointment, he had also acted as the Minister for the Interior from 18th April, 2002 to 22nd April, 2003 whilst he was the substantive Minister of Defence.


As the Minister of Defence and Acting Minister for the Interior, he set up the Special Joint Police/Military Highway Patrol Team to check armed robbery on the highways as well as check compliance to the highway codes in a bid to end fatalities on our roads.


At the inauguration of this Special Joint Police and Military Highway Patrol Team, he had this to say.


“The team would check the unnecessary loss of lives on our roads and the unwarranted attack on innocent people along the country‘s highways”.


Dr Addo Kufuor pursued his vision assiduously and to a logical end.


The affable and hardworking Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor’s tenure as the Minister for the Interior, though brief, saw some remarkable initiatives which culminated into enthusiasm and commitment from staff and personnel within the Ministry and its Agencies. His vision was to see to the expansion of the Police Hospital, but his brief stint as the Minister for the Interior did not see this vision materializing.


As Minister for the Interior, he represented the country at several security and migration fora, both at home and abroad were he distinguished himself in particular and the sector as a whole.


He led a delegation to the E.U. Africa Dialogue on Migration, Paris France in 2008, where he delivered a powerful speech on migration management.


His warm personality, high sense of discipline and time consciousness is positive traits that Dr Addo Kufuor possessed.


His impeccable sense of dressing and open door approach to work endeared him to all and sundry. His smile was infectious.


Those of us who worked directly with him during his tenure, speak with fondness of the good relations he had with us and were looking forward to more of such until he resigned in January 2009 as Minister for the Interior in his bid to seek a higher office. We recall his handing-over ceremony was a solemn occasion.


On behalf of the Minister for the Interior, Management, Staff and supporting staff, and Heads and Staff of all Agencies under the Ministry of the Interior, we say AYEKOO as you celebrate your 80th Birthday.


We wish you more years and God’s blessings, good health and look forward to more good counsel.


'Opanyin Dr Addo Kufuor, Afihyia Paaoo. Nyame nka wo ho’. HAPPY BIRTHDAY


The Citation of the Ghana Medical Association:


Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, Physician Specialist, was educated at Cambridge University and University College Medical School Hospital; United Kingdom, where he obtained MA MB BCHIR and MRCS (England).


He did his post graduate training at the Middlesex Medical School Hospital, London, where he passed the MRCP (London) In 1975. He has worked in several hospitals in London and also at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana.


He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, a Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine, and a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians.


For several years, he was a part time lecturer at the Medical School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, where he worked at Kufuor Clinic, Kumasi.


Aside the quality lectures he gave at KNUST, he supported Karle Bu Teaching Hospital as Member of the University of Ghana Medical School Council and Inspector of Examination: for the final year Bachelor of Medicine students.


He was appointed by the Medical and Dental Council as a member of the board of examiners for foreign trained doctors applying to work in Ghana.


It is commendable that most of these services were rendered free of charge, since he neither took salary nor any allowances from the University.


Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor is a dedicated member of the Ghana Medical Association. His contributions to the Association and to medical practice in Ghana cannot be over-emphasised.


In 1992, he was elected to serve at the highest office of the Association as President, a position he held for three years. He was the 13th President of the Association. He was subsequently conferred the highest honour of the Association as Fellow of the Ghana Medical Association.


In October 2003, Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor, then as Minister of Defence of the Republic of Ghana, commissioned the new Ghana Medical Association building at Korle Bu.


Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor was a Representative for West Africa on the Confederation of African Medical Associations. He was awarded the Gold Medal for distinguished medical practice by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council. He was awarded the Order of the Volta (Companion) by the Government of Ghana in recognition of his sterling contribution to health care in the country.


Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor continues to play a key role in the activities of the Association to date.


He contributed immensely to the Association securing at a competitive rate some SSNIT Flats at Borteyman in Accra and Asokore Mampong in Kumasi for its members.


Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, as you celebrate your 80th Birthday, the Ghana Medical Association wishes you good health and long life. God Bless you now and always as you continue to serve the medical fraternity and the nation at large.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


0 comments