May 7, 2021


Dambela Blog

Sad: Ex President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana Dies

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The former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings of Ghana is dead. He died today of suspected case of Corona-Virus related issues.

Jerry Rawlings ,73 died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra Ghana.

According to sources , he recently buried his mother barely two weeks and took ill and was immediately hospitalized after showing symptoms of Corona-Virus and reported to have underlying sickness.

Rawlings initially came to power in 1979 through a coup d’ etat but was toppled five weeks before scheduled elections, he was court martialed and sentenced to death but surprisingly able to organise another coup from the prison and took over power on 31st December 1981.

He later contested elections for the President under the National Democratic Congress and won in 1992 , recontested and won in 1996 for four more years. He later handed over to his vice President Attah Mills after the expiration of his tenure.

He will be missed by all as he had helped to transformed Ghana positively to what it is now.

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