Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings is one of the daughters of the longest-serving president of Ghana Jerry John Rawlings. She became famous in 2017 after she showed interests in politics. But her political interests caused a lot of controversy in the county, especially since her father had a significant influence on the country's political history.
There is so much to the political leader than most people know of. Until you interact with her, you will not be able to judge the kind of person that she is. The committed member of parliament has had a significant influence in her constituency, the more reason why you might be interested in knowing these facts about Zanetor Rawlings.
Who is Zenator Rawlings?
Dr. Zenator Agyeman Rawlings is one of the three children of the longest-serving president and military leader. She is the eldest of the three children, who followed her father's footsteps and got into politics. She is currently the member of parliament for Klottey Korle constituency. She is the first woman member of parliament for a constituency, after she beat the incumbent MP; Nii Armah Ashietey.
Top 5 facts about Zenator Rawlings
These are more facts about her, apart from being the daughter of the former president of Ghana and military leader.
1. She suffered a lot of pressure that resulted from her father's reign as president
As a young girl, Zanetor sustained a lot of pressure since she was associated with the then president of Ghana, who had gotten into power by overthrowing the government. While in school, the other kids would troll her for being the daughter of the president. Some would even make disparaging remarks about her family. The pressure that came with her father's power led her into being a sad girl but got over it. Her siblings, however, suffered the most of it and had to change schools, for them to fit into society.
2. She is a mother of three children
Beautiful as she may look, Zanetor is a mother of three children. She bore two of her youngest kids to Herbert Mensah., who is the former Asante Kotoko CEO. Their relationship was private, until recently, when Herbert came up claiming that he needed access to his two kids. Mensah is an old friend of Zanetor's father.
According to reports, Mensah claimed that his ex-lover's mother much fueled the fall out between him and his ex-lover. Mensah went to court demanding that Zenator should give him an updated report of the kids after she had relocated to Ghana. According to Mensah, the kids were supposed to spend their holidays and weekends in his London or Ghana home.
The whole scandal came to Zanetor's dad, and he had to act. He arranged for a meeting between the two in his home, for the two to talk things over and sort their differences out.
3. She is a qualified doctor
Zanetor is a qualified doctor. She went to med school in Ireland. She was supposed to have attended the flying doctor's program. Her dream, however, did not come true since there was a change in the country's educational system. That, therefore, meant that she would have had to wait for three years before joining the program. That is how she ended up enrolling for the med school in Ireland.
She has served in the profession for ten years in general practice. She is also knowledgeable about some of the minor procedures. The prefix in her name is well-deserved. Even though she is in politics, she looks forward to practising in her career as a doctor.
4. She stands against the proposed educational system
During an interview that she did some time last year, Zanetor speaks so fondly about education. She affirms her dissatisfaction with the recently-passed laws on the education system. She does not agree with the law, especially since the duration of the long holidays has been lengthened. She also speaks of the infrastructure in the educational centres not being enough, hence the value of education is slowly losing its meaning.
To add to it, she mentions about the government being inconsiderate while implementing the law. She also comments about the current government, saying that the infrastructure in the country is not sufficient.
She recently showed her passion for and commitment to education. She showed up during one of the public meetings and handed over the students' revision materials for their BECE examination. She has shown significant influence in her constituency for the few years that she has served as the member of parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency
5. She is passionate about maternal and child healthcare
She is passionate about development. The critical area of development, where she has focused her energy, is the country's health sector. She has held a couple of rallies and campaigns where she educates the people of her constituency about the importance of maternal and child health. She has an initiative called 'TogetherWeBuild,' a campaign that aims at ensuring that maternal and child healthcare is practised. The campaign holds free health screening in most parts of the constituency. The free health screening does not discriminate one's financial status.
She is so keen about the health of women. Her commitment towards her drive is impeccable, as she serves as a doctor during the campaigns.
By now, if you knew her to be the daughter of the former president of Ghana and nothing more, these facts highlight the kind of person that she is. She is actively involved in the affairs of her constituency, something that someone who judged her from her family background would not expect. Zanetor Rawlings is an icon that is passionate about development in her area of jurisdiction and the country at large.