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Archive for December, 2009

Fellow Ghanaians, 2009 is gradually drawing to a close and today we once again celebrate Christmas.
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Former President Rawlings yesterday brought the opening ceremony of the 5th Africa Cities Summit alive when he delivered a thought-provoking keynote address on the topic “The Global Crises, An African Perspective.”
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FIFTH AFRICITIES SUMMIT ON THE THEME; “THE RESPONSE OF AFRICAN LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS TO THE GLOBAL CRISIS: PROMOTING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT”

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to the Political Committee of the Africities Summit Planning Committee for the honour they have done me by inviting me to participate in the Fifth Africities Summit on “African Regional and Local Governments response to the global crisis: promoting sustainable local government and employment” and to deliver the keynote address at today’s opening ceremony.

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Former President Rawlings says his comments on the integrity of President Mills at last Saturday’s Brong Ahafo@50 awards ceremony in Sunyani was rather a wake up call to the President to respond to the problems facing the country.
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Former Ghanaian President, Jerry John Rawlings arrived in Morocco today to participate in the Africities Summit taking place here in the historical Moroccan market city of Marrakech.

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Nananom, Ministers of State, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour to address this august occasion to rewards sons, daughters and adopted children of Brong Ahafo who have contributed in diverse ways towards the development of the region since it was created in 1959.
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Former President Rawlings has in a statement to mark Farmers Day called on all stakeholders in the development of agriculture to identify ways of supporting farmers to embrace mechanised farming.

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