You've not learnt your lessons - Rawlings slams Mahama for holding up his programme

You've not learnt your lessons - Rawlings slams Mahama for holding up his programme

-Former President Rawlings has criticised Mr Mahama over the habit of being late for official events

-He made the criticism at the 36th anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution

-Mr Rawlings also charged the Akufo-Addo government to look into recent allegations of corruption against some appointees.

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has lamented the habitual lateness of former President John Dramani Mahama to official functions.

Rawlings slams Mahama

Former Presidents Rawlings and Mahama

Former President Mahama, on Sunday, joined Mr Rawlings to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the 31st December 1981 Revolution in Ho.

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But he appeared at the grounds quite late and the programme had to be delayed a bit to accommodate the lateness.

Former President Rawlings who did not look enthused with the development disclosed his dissastifiaction with the hold up.

Addressing the teeming crowd at the venue, he criticised Mr Mahama saying he has not learnt his lessons.

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"He has not learnt the lesson of how not to be late for functions. Each time they keep me waiting just because of him. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t worry he will learn it,” he said.

Going on to his main speech, Mr Rawlings pointed out he cannot criticise others when things are not in order in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hence his constant criticisms of the leaders in the party.

He however did not shy away from admonishing the current government as he charged it to deal with the $100,000 ‘access fee’ saga and inflation of budget by various ministries.

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One cannot also overlook reports of official indiscretion in the cash for dinner seats affair. I expect the executive to similarly respond appropriately to the reported inflated budgetary allocations by a particular ministry, which has elicited some negative responses from the general public. Left unattended to these acts can lead to the escalation of corruption in our country,” he said.

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