- Ghanaian journalist Kweku Baako has referred to former president Rawlings as a coward
- According to him, Rawlings failed to own up as the one behind the demolition of a hotel during his time as president
- Rawlings has meanwhile revealed his desire to repeatedly demolish the structure if he had the chance
Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Kweku Baako, has described former president Jerry John Rawlings as a coward without integrity.
According to him, Rawlings failed to own up to an act he committed during his time as president.
The journalist faulted Rawlings for failing to own up to the demolition of a $5 million hotel which belonged to Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dara Salaam Group of Companies.
Speaking on Good Morning Ghana, Baako argued that the issue of the demolition once came up in Parliament when the late J.H Mensah raised it.
YEN.com.gh understands that one General Smith, who was then the minister of defence, refused to reveal the identity of the one who ordered the demolition of the hotel.
Per a report by Ghanaweb.com, General Smith explained that the then government informed Parliament the defence ministry had little to do with the demolition.
He added that it was because the task fell within the responsibilities of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
The then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Baako went on, also insisted that the government had no hand in the demolition, as it was an AMA affair.
In a recent report by YEN.com.gh however, Rawlings stated that he would have demolished such structures repeatedly if he were still president.
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Source: Yen Newspaper