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General News of Saturday, 22 June 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Rawlings goes 'wild' with 'boogie moves'; turns 72 in grand style

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings in white, dancing to birthday tunes from the women play videoFormer President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings in white, dancing to birthday tunes from the women

Former President Flt Lt. Jerry John Rawlings always has something spectacular and or fascinating to show whenever he ‘pops’ up and it is no different on a day when he marks 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 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 and 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 falls on Saturday 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.

MTN Delegation

Earlier, a delegation led by the Corporate Affairs Executive of MTN, Jemima Kotey-Walsh, called on the former President to extend the company’s best wishes and celebrate another major milestone in the former President’s life.

Like the women’s group MTN presented a large birthday cake and corporate gifts to the birthday celebrant and followed up with celebratory songs.

The former President expressed his gratitude to MTN for regularly calling on him to celebrate his birthday.

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