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Letter From The President: Presidential travel & tours

Fri, 4 Nov 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

I am amazed that after five years in power, the subject of my travels and tours continues to provide fodder for heated arguments across Sikaman. I like traveling. How many times do I need to repeat that for you to accept me for who I am? As long as I remain the excellent one, I will continue to travel. My intention is to travel to every single country on this planet before I step down from the Black Star Stool. Please get used to the fact that my travel habits are not going to change before 2008. The earlier you get used to them, the better.

Let me give you an idea of why I like (and need) to travel

I must say that often times, I have no reason to travel. I just like to travel and I jump on a plane at the least opportunity. But I have made sure that I never travel without an excuse. The first excuse is that we need to attract investors to set up businesses in our country. That?s the best excuse we have, for now. So when I go to India, it?s for investment. Have you seen the Indians who are setting up those IT companies in our country?

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch