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Chronicling The Life Of Former President, John Kuffour

All about the former president, John Kuffour.

The scion of a royal and an aristocratic maternal lineage, John Kufuor was born in Daaban a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, and started his primary and elementary school at the Kumasi Government School located in Asem built by Sir Gordon Guggisberg.

In 1951, he continued his primary (then called 'standard' three) education at Osei Tutu Boarding school ( Osei Tutu Senior High School) from 1951 to 1953. 

At Prempeh College from 1954 to 1958, he schooled from Form 1 to Form 5.

Arriving in London on 30 April 1959, he was by June accepted into Lincoln’s Inn,  London (1959–61) to study law, becoming qualified as a barrister in one year eight months. 

He was called to the London bar in 1961  In the following year, he was called to the bar in Ghana before going on to Oxford University graduating from Exeter College,  in 1964.

He was initially employed at the Ghana Commercial Bank in London as a Manager and Legal Officer. He returned to Ghana in the year 1965 at the behest of his mother who (having already bought a first-class ticket for his return) wished him to practice in Africa. He practiced in the Chambers of Victor Owusu with another lawyer Owusu Yaw.

In 1966 he became the town clerk of Kumasi City Council [now Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly]. In the Second Republic's Parliamentary register, Kufuor lists his hobbies and interests as table tennis, reading, football, and film shows.

He was once the Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club. 

Kufuor served as the Member of Parliament for Atwima Nwabiagya in the second (1969–72) and third (1979–81) Republics. 

He is a founding member of the Progress Party which was established in Kofi Abrefa Busia’s house.

As Deputy Minister of Foreign affairs, he represented Ghana on a number of occasions.

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