- Former president Rawlings has added his voice to the growing state of unrest in Libya
- He stated that life in Libya was better under the late Colonel Gaddafi than it is now
- He also added that the current situation may generate consequences for Libya in the near future
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Former president of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has waded into the ongoing revelations of slave trade in Libya.
According to him, Libyans were better off under the late Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, popularly referred to as Colonel Gaddafi.
In his opinion, the news coming in from the country is a cause for worry.
He added the late Gaddafi showed respect to his countrymen when he was their leader.
“And I say so with emphasis because whatever faults Gaddafi had, blacks were treated as equals in Libya than in most Arab countries,” Rawlings said in a statement.
He added that it was unfortunate Libya was in the news for the wrong reasons.
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In a report by www.3news.com, allegations of maltreatment as captured in videos have attracted worldwide condemnations.
The former president went on to say that the unfortunate event may affect Libya’s prospects as the gateway to Europe.
“We must still add our voices to the call to our Libyan brothers to show a little more compassion to our vulnerable black African brothers and sisters”, he emphasized.
The previous Ghanaian leader concluded by saying that all human beings are creations of one Allah, but we are simply consumed by greed and corruption.
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