A book about the life and works of Prof K.A Busia, Ghana’s Prime Minister in the Second Republic was on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 launched in Accra at a ceremony attended by Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and key personalities of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The book is titled: “K. A. Busia: A Symbol of Democracy”.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Bawumia said although Prof Busia spent only 27 months in office, he transformed Ghana significantly based on his rural industrialisation policy, building roads, health facilities, and schools as well as extending pipe borne water to various parts of the country.
He added that Prof Busia’s rural development strategy was the beginning of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition’s inclusive development efforts, “a mantle subsequently carried by ex-President Kufuor, a direct mentee of Prof. Busia. President Kufuor’s social interventions included the NHIS, Capitation Grant, NYEP, LEAP, Metro Mass bus system, etc.
“Busia’s vision of rural industrialisation and inclusive development is being pursued vigorously under H.E Akufo-Addo’s administration through the ‘One District One Factory’ initiative, the ‘One Village One Dam’ programme, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs,’ Free SHS, NABCO and many other such initiatives.”