Former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has served notice he will soon deal with a “callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi” in defending himself.

Kwabena Ahwoi served as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development from 1990 to 2001 in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, during the reign of Jerry Rawlings.

Kwamena Ahwoi, a former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development during the reign of President Rawlings

The former President says those people with the “callous agenda” are “desperately seeking control of the NDC party” which he says faces collapse and may drown on the words of those in authority of the party if care is not taken.

And this he will do in spite of finding it tiring and tedious to be engaging in self defence when he has given his all, all these years.

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi recently published a book that details some of his working relations and close encounters with the former President, who has subsequently disputed some of the contents of the book, ‘Working With Rawlings‘.

Rawlings served the notice in a statement issued by his office in which he commends the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV.

Rawlings thanked Otumfuo for “the steps he has taken, to seriously protect the environment and also to thank him for tampering justice with mercy on Nana Bantamahene”, following the controversial illegal appropriation of Kumasi lands for private gain, and Togbe Afede for taking the initiative to lead a delegation of Volta Chiefs to border areas in the region to ascertain things for themselves relating to the ongoing voters registration exercise.

According to Rawlings, we each have to take a cue from Asantehene’s action and be bold and audacious in our defence of the environment, especially from thieves and crooks.

Similarly, Rawlings said the initiative by Togbe Afede was commendable because some of the unsightly things we see on the Internet do not speak well of us locally and internationally and it was important members of the team went to see things for themselves.


Credit: Graphic Online

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