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Politics of Monday, 30 December 2019

Source: 3 News

Rawlings to speak on monetization in Ghana’s politics on Dec 31

The scourge of monetization in Ghana’s electoral politics will be the underlying theme for the celebration of the 38th anniversary of the 31st December revolution, on Tuesday December 31.

The commemoration, which will take place at the Winneba Lorry Park with a durbar of chiefs and people, will have leading cadres including the architect of the revolution, former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings as speakers.

The event will involve a wreath laying ceremony in honour of the fallen heroes followed by a durbar.

According to the Organising Committee, the celebration will be under the theme, Monetization of Elections in Ghana: ‘A threat to National Development and Genuine Democracy’.

Other speakers lined up for the commemoration include former President, John Dramani Mahama, Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah, NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Local Organizing Committee Chairman, Mike Hammah.

The committee has invited cadres and sympathisers of the revolution as well as members of the public to the commemoration.

The 31st December 1981 revolution ushered in a period of economic and political transformation that culminated in the re-establishment of lasting constitutional rule in 1992.

The revolution also gave birth to the National Democratic Congress which won elections in 1992 and 1996 under the leadership of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

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