John Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Hohoe Constituency, has eulogised late former president Rawlings describing him as a mentor.
He also said ex-President Jerry John Rawlings was like a father and a friend to him.
In a statement, the Energy Minister extended condolences to the family of the late Head of State.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the bereaved family particularly his wife, former First Lady of the Republic, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and children in these difficult times.”
The party (NPP) in the Hohoe constituency, has also called off political activities to mourn Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
“The cordial relationship that existed between the former President and me, necessitates some days of solemnity.”
Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s former president, died after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on Thursday (12 November).
He was 73. His last public appearance was on 24 October during the burial of his late mother, Victoria Agbotui.
Born on 22 June 1947, Rawlings attended Achimota Secondary School, where he acquired an O’ level certificate in education in 1966. In August 1967 he enlisted as a flight cadet in the Ghana Air Force, earning selection for training at the Ghana Military Academy in Teshie, Accra.
He moved in March 1968 to Takoradi in the Western Region, where he continued pursuing his course. In January 1969 he passed out as a commissioned pilot.
His dedication and hard work earned him the rank of flight lieutenant in 1978. He had a good rapport with his colleagues and showed the highest efficiency in his line of work.
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