Mr. John Agyekum Kuffuor was born in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana on 8th December 1938.
His Background History
MR. & MRS. KUFFOUR
Kuffuor attended Government Boys Primary and Middle School, Kumasi and continued at Prempeh College Kumasi. He later studied Law at Oxford University, UK.
In 1967-1969 he was a manager and chief legal officer of Kumasi City Council. In 1969, he won the Atwima Nwabiagya Parliamentary seat in Ashanti Region In 1969-1972, he became Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs during Busia’s administration.
In 1972-1981, he was the MP for Atwima Nwabiagya on the ticket of the Popular Front Party (P.F.P).
In 1982 he was appointed Minister of Local Government but fell out because of what was termed “policy difference” with the Rawlings government.
In 1988-1991 he was Chairman of the Fabulous Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club. In 1992, he lost the presidential slot of the New Patriotic Party (N.P.P) to Professor Adu Boahen.
In 1996, he won at the N.P.P. Primaries and led the Great Alliance of N.P.P. and P.C.P to the general elections of the year 1996 against President J. J. Rawlings but lost the election.
In 2000,he won the flag bearership of NPP again and went further to win the general elections held in 2000 against Professor John Atta Mills of N.D.C. He became President of the Republic of Ghana for two consecutive terms (ie 2001-2004, 2005-2009).