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“We Traveled With First Class Tickets— Prez. Kufuor”

The fact that former president of the republic of the Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor comes a from a home of generational prominence and wealth is public knowledge. Apagyafie, the household where his mother was a prominent figure has been a prominent and powerful one. Wealth in this family dates from way back, even before he was born.

So powerful and rich is this family that they took charge of his education and that of his siblings, not that his father could not afford, but so powerful and rich was the family that he(father) had to give in.

As a matter of fact, the name ‘Kufuor’ is not his father’s name but rather, his mother’s. Yes, that was how powerful she was. Very influential and very wealthy, she bought a home in London for her children even though it was never her wish to stay there.

The former president recalls how as a young father, his mother asked him to bring his young family back to Ghana and practice law here since all his siblings were all out of the country.

The old lady to show her seriousness bought tickets – first class tickets for his son and his young family to travel on a vessel from London to Ghana. He explained that the ship arrived at the Tema Harbor, where a car was already waiting for him and his family just to ensure he does not spend time in Accra for him to have a change of mind. For someone to be able to buy four first class tickets, especially back then shows how wealthy his mother was.

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