Ghana. The newly elected President John Kufuor took
office in January. He immediately struck a bitter tone,
explaining that the tough economic situation would require
sacrifices by the people.
After only a month, he dismissed the sports minister
since he lost a $ 45,000 cash portfolio, which the football
team would receive if it won a World Cup qualifier.
In a gesture intended to bridge more than 20 years of
masked military rule, Kufuor promised that the remains of
eight generals executed in 1979 would be unearthed and
buried. According to
Countryaah, the generals, including three former presidents, had
been executed on orders by Kufuor's predecessor Jerry
The army also highlighted that Rawlings epoch was
definitely over by pronouncing unreserved support for Kufuor
and withdrawing Rawling's military bodyguard.