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Ghana: Rawlings Is a Symbol of Value System That Promoted the Good of the Society

The late Ex-president Jerry John Rawlings was a man who put the interest of the state ahead of his material needs, a tribute read by Alhaji Hudu Yahaya on behalf of the National Democratic Congress has revealed.

28 January 2021 p The late Ex-president Jerry John Rawlings was a man who put the interest of the state ahead of his material needs, a tribute read by Alhaji Hudu Yahaya on behalf of the National Democratic Congress has revealed.When the senior officers in the armed forces were ruling the country with greed, selfishness and promoting corruption, the late ex-President came to stop these attitudes which had plunged the country into severe economic hardship, it said.He said the efforts of the late ex-President drastically reduced civilian casualties in the civil war in Liberian and Sierra Leonean.He said the late ex-President was a democrat and that instinct led him to establish the Fourth Republic to change governments through the ballot box, adding that this system has earned the country an enviable position in the international community.

The values he championed promoted the progress of the country of which all Ghanaians benefited, the party said.The party said while other military men were motivated by self-accumulation of wealth, the late Rawlings was motivated by accountability, probity and transparency, values that characterised his administration.

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