Information available to Happy FM indicates that Professor Kwesi Botchwey has confirmed that he will be to contesting in the upcoming Presidential primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
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This has become necessary as a result of incessant calls from members of the NDC and from the Ghanaian population at large. According to the source, Prof. Botchwey had explained that â€œAfter 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.â€
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The source further said, the dimming hope of the nation must be restored. Professor Kwesi Botchwey is an astute Ghanaian statesman, having held office as Ghanaâ€™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.
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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:Â Nii Ankrah