You’ll be disgraced if you’re joining politics for money – Kufour advises “hungry youth”

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 08: Former President of Ghana John Kufuor, on March 03, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images)

Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufour has advised that youth against joining politics with the intentions of making money.

According to him, all young individuals who join politics should be able to prepare themselves very well before they join politics because they will be disgraced if they think politics will make them money.

The former President who was speaking to students under the Kufour Scholars programme when he made this known.

To him, he was born to a privileged family so he did not join politics to make wealth for himself but to better the lives of the Ghanaian.

“I knew that to be a politician with some reach, you need to equip yourself well so that you don’t go compromising yourself by taking bribes and things like that. If you want to do the right things in politics, you needn’t be corrupted.

John Agyekum Kufuor

You do your work well but always knowing how to live within your limits and if you know you want to pursue that knowing you are not coming from the background with resources, then I say please don’t go in there as an avenue to enrich yourself, prepare before you get in there so time you get in, you have your house, you have your vehicle and you are able to put your child to good school. If you do not prepare yourself and you just rush in saying that’s the way to make money, you go sooner or later you get tempted and the disgrace will be coming.”

He also advised that even those who will not want to be politicians,corruption is everywhere and should not be countenanced.


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