GhanaNewsPage.Com can confirm that Professor Kwesi Botchwey has joined the race for the flagbearership position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to Accra-based Happy FM, his decision follows incessant calls from members of the NDC and from the Ghanaian population at large.
The station cites a source close to Prof. Botchwey as saying: “After much consideration and consultation, it has become necessary to avail myself to lead in restoring integrity to our political governance at the level of party and the nation.”
The source further said, the dimming hope of the nation must be restored.
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Professor Kwesi Botchwey is an astute Ghanaian statesman, having held office as Ghana’s longest serving Finance Minister from 1982 to 1995.
He is the former chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). His extensive experiences include a long career in academia, public service and international development work, spanning over four decades.
He also held academic positions in a number of leading universities and institutions, notably the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), where he was Development Advisor; the Centre for International Development Harvard (CID), where he was Senior Research Scholar and the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he was professor of practice in development Economics.
Source: GhanaNewsPage.Com with additional information from Happy FM