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General News of Friday, 1 June 2018

Source: Ghana Guardian

Amissah Arthur launches political comeback at Rawlings' revolutionary lecture series

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Former Vice-President of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has had tongues waging as he admits his career in politics in not over.

The Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana made the statement when he chaired the revolutionary lecture series under the theme: REVOLUTIONARY ECONOMIC TRENDS, GHANA IN FOCUS:PAST PRESENT AND THE FUTURE in Accra Thursday May 31, 2018.

The event which was held at the National Theatre in Accra ahead of the 39th Anniversary of the June 4 Revolution was organized under the auspices of the Office of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

Speaking at the event, the former Vice President in his closing remarks stated that “I started as an Economist I was dragged into politics, I don’t know if am there or am going home but to borrow the words of President Rawlings it’s not over, it’s not over’’ .

He expressed his unqualified backing of the principles of probity and accountability that are perpetually espoused by former President Jerry John Rawlings’s and which form the foundation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), stressing that “they are not over”.

The revolutionary lecture series which was borne out of the experiences and the philosophy of Former President Rawlings and the revolutionary transition Ghana has gone through since June 4th 1979.

He also agreed with Professor Kwesi Botchwey that the fundamental structures of the economy needs re-engineering.

The former Vice-President urged members of the NDC to put the disappointment of the 2016 general election behind them, continue to hold on to the principles of the party and intensify the campaign to regain power in 2020, adding, “it’s not over”.

The lecture on Thursday was the second in the series of lectures dubbed: “The Revolutionary Lecture Series” in honour of the experiences and philosophy of former President Jerry John Rawlings and the revolutionary transition Ghana went through in the 1980’s.

This year’s lecture attracted former President Rawlings stalwarts of the NDC past and present including Dr Kofi Potuphy, National Chairman of the NDC, Alhaji Hudu Yahaya, Hon E. T Mensah, former Speaker of Parliament, Hon Doe Adjaho, Mr Dan Abodakpi, Alex Segbefia, Vice Chairman of the African Union Ambassador Kwesi Kwartey, Koku Anyidoho, Elvis Afiyie Ankrah and others.

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