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READ ALSO: Abena Ampadu: Citi TV star honours foster dad who adopted her at 12 after her parents died, Ghanaian female accounting graduate and mushroom farmer recounts her experience | #Yencomgh. He was awarded the Clarence Martin Medal for Support of Higher Education, and in 1994, the Martin Luther King Jr. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) presented Jerry John Rawlings with the ‘AGRICOLA’ medal for promoting agriculture in Ghana. Jerry John Rawlings For many Ghanaians, their surnames represent their roots and they will not drop it for anything but not former President Jerry John Rawlings. From 1981 to 1992, he was the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) – a joint military/civilian government. While he enjoyed due process by trial through a Military Tribunal after instigating a mutiny on 15th May 1979, he denied our father that right,? J.J. Rawlings initiated the Economic Recovery Programme (ERP) – a pragmatic economic programme – to reverse Ghana’s collapsed economy and subsequently, revive the financial health of the country so as to generate positive economic growth. Jerry Rawlings John was born in June 1947 in Accra, Ghana, to Victoria Agbotui, an Ewe from Dzelukope, Keta and James Ramsey John, a chemist from Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. distasteful comments,? Zenator is a medical doctor and arguably the most popular of the four of President Rawlings and Nana Konadu. His justifications sent ripples of discontent among the general public whose relations were lost during the bloody regime which also saw the unexplained cold-blooded murder of businessmen and women and public whipping of traders. } ?If one were to apply Rawlings? 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He initially recounted how his fathered still believed in him in spite of his untoward persona and way of life. justification for the killings was to preserve the principles of Probity and Accountability, according to him. ? Okwahu United FC player banned for six matches, GFA announces deadline for Transfer Matching System, I find sugar mummies attractive – Kurl Songx, Shortage of blood hits Effia-Nkwanta Blood Bank, Producer Price Inflation for September rises to 9.6 per cent. His father, James Ramsey John who was from Scotland, worked as a chemist in the then Gold Coast. } ?Rawlings has shown no sensitivity in his comments and actions to the widows, children (including the orphans he created) and families of the deceased over the years and continues to make provocative statements which are meant to incite hatred and anger, thus re-opening wounds,? Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, who is 40 years, currently works at the office of former president Rawlings as a Business Affairs Executive. GhanaSlayers Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) member Captain Baah Achamfuor and Squadron Leader Kosi Dargbe, Chairman of Rawlings? Sources close to the family reported her health condition has bee not well for some time, and also Myjoyonline report. ?tat murders,? _g1 = document.getElementById('g1-logo-inverted-img'); Former president Rawlings is married to Nana Konadu Agyemang, with whom they have four children including three girls named Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina and Kimathi Rawlings who is the only male child. She had her early education at North Ridge Lyceum and Morning Star Schools in Accra. Our manifesto: This is what believes in, Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Ghana. Copyright © 1994 - 2020 GhanaWeb. President Rawlings is married to Nana Konadu Agyemang, with whom they have four children including three girls named Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina and Kimathi Rawlings who is the only male child. June 2, 2019, 5:00 pm, © 2020 ?For the last 34 years, we the children of the late Major General (Rtd) Edward Kwaku Utuka have felt the need to keep a dignified silence about the ranting of Jerry John Rawlings regarding our late father and other senior military officers. 756 Views. She was admitted in September 1999 and graduated in 2003 with BA in Social Studies. Major General Utuka, who was then the Border Guard Commander, was one of the most senior army officers shot dead in cold blood by the brutal Jerry Rawlings-led military junta in 1979. GhanaSlayers In a recent message in honour of his father Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, he officially made known his millionaire status. Learn how your comment data is processed. After her secondary education, Zanetor left the country for Ireland where she enrolled at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for her medical degree. He is also known for his anti-corruption credentials, and for his unwavering advocacy of social justice, political and socio-economic empowerment of Ghana’s people. September 20, 2018, 3:54 pm. Born in 1919, Madam Victoria Agbotui came into the limelight following her son’s ascension to power in 1979. In October 2010, the African Union appointed Jerry John Rawlings as the AU High Representative on Somalia to “mobilize the continent and the rest of the international community to fully assume its responsibilities and contribute more actively to the quest for peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia.” President Rawlings was appointed Ambassador of the Pan-African Parliament in October 2011. Kimathi Rawlings, however, was missing in the recent stunning family images. “You know I remember people thought that having three girls would make me too radical because I will be taking my frustrations out on people but they didn’t realise that these girls were making me more and more compassionate,” he told Asaase radio. Jerry Rawlings?