Former President Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings always has something spectacular to show whenever he ‘pops’ up and it was no different on a day when he marked another milestone in his life.
The former President who couldn’t hide his joy exhibited his rather fascinating moves as he joined some women and executives from the Volta National Democratic Congress (NDC) and MTN Ghana to mark his 72nd birthday.
Dancing to a birthday song, the retired military commander gave different flavors; including the popular ewe ‘Agbadza’ moves.
The NDC women’s group led by Madam Aku Sika Kpene, the newly elected Volta Regional Deputy Regional Women’s organiser including former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, expressed gratitude to the founder of the NDC and the former President for the tireless, relentless and matchless service to the nation.
Amidst singing and dancing, the group noted the former President’s undeniable role in giving women opportunities in various regards under his regime.
In his response, former President Rawlings whose birthday fell on Saturday, June 22, 2019 extolled the industriousness and commitment of especially Ghanaian women to the stability and development of the country.
He recounted research that was conducted to ascertain the source of strength of the PNDC regime during the period of the revolution; it came out clearly that the unblemished loyalty and selfless service of the women was one of the major reasons for the success of the regime.
The former President bemoaned the discrimination and injustice meted out to innocent and vulnerable women over time.
He encouraged the women to be steadfast and resolute as they lead the charge to turn things around.
Story: Today CORRESPONDENT