Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to make positive use of their voting “power” as the country heads to the polls this November.

“When you’re a citizen and you are voting, know that your vote is evidence of your sovereignty as an individual,” Mr. Kufuor told journalists on the sidelines of a public lecture organized by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) on Monday.

“If you have power to send some people to go and manage your affairs, to better your lot and you throw that power away, what do you expect?” he asked, adding: “So, we must make the right and positive use of our power”.

Mr Kufuor further indicated that a strong and determined leadership is vital for Ghana’s ability to achieve the United Nations development targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

John Agyekum Kufuor was the president of Ghana from 2001 to 2009 after winning two consecutive terms in office.

He has always believed that a government under the New Patriotic Party would transform the fortunes of this country.