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General News of Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Rawlings scolds Mahama, NDC for “class rule”

Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has taken a swipe at the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) for re-invigorating the class structure in Ghana.

He said the class system has never been part of the principles of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), which gave birth to the NDC in 1992.

According to him, the NDC was founded to liberate the ordinary person, as well as improve the living conditions of Ghanaians, thus it will be erroneous for those in power to amass wealth at the detriment of the poor in society.

“We the liberators [NDC] have ended up perpetuating a class rule in this country.

“The PNDC/NDC came to liberate us, but the same NDC from Mills’ time to now have ended up restoring and perpetuating the class structure,” Rawlings said when a delegation from the Afrikania Mission called on him at his residence.

He added: “The PNDC was an expression of the will of the people. As the Head of State and leader, I was not unaware of the aspirations and sensibilities of our people. When somebody wants to replace our culture with another then it better be good and better than what we have but in the name of freedom of worship and expression all manner of foolish things are allowed.”