This space endeavours to consolidate the work and thoughts of the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings. This is not his official web site, but rather an account of Jerry Rawling’s public image as expressed in participation in international and local events and as reported in the international media.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has paid tribute to the late Col Peter Agbeko, first Ghanaian Director of Legal Services of the Ghana Armed Forces, describing him as an affable character who treated everyone with respect irrespective of their rank.
“The world is becoming more and more voiceless as the western media and the leaders of their countries lay claim to the space and the right to speak for humankind. The Ukraine-Russian issue is the last of such a dramatic example of the “voicelessness” of the world.
The former President said Africa and the world saw evidence of how competent the Stars were in the last African Cup tournament and especially the 2010 World Cup. He said he was certain they will impress, stating, “but for some unfortunate mistakes, we could have seen our victory” in those two tournaments.
I am called Naval Capt. Baffour Assasie-Gyimah (Rtd). They also say in truth that I am a farmer by nature, a lawyer by profession, a soldier by vocation and a politician by default. I have, like most of you, lived in this country all my life and by that fact,been witness to the gains and vicissitudes of the Ghanaian situation. We saw independence with our own eyes, we were part of the Republican status, witnessed the 24th February debacle, saw 1969 and also the 1972 coup that we initially embraced and actively participated in its programmes including the construction of the Atsutuare Dam. By 1979 the persons we perceived as heroes had turned villain personified and invited the 4th June 1979 uprising
Countrymen and countrywomen, brothers and sisters: -
Another anniversary of June 4th, and we are forced to reflect on where we have reached 35 years on. Are we proud of what we have achieved?