I opened my first foreign account after I exited office - Rawlings

I opened my first foreign account after I exited office - Rawlings

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has reiterated, he and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings left office without a penny in any foreign account as speculated by many.

According to the NDC founder, it was only after 2001 that he open a foreign account.

He added that for 19-years as head of state of Ghana, he did have any Swiss account with several million like its been speculated.

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My wife and I opened a foreign account at the urging of former United Nations General Secretary, Kofi Annan. He told me he will need me to help in the UN anti AIDS campaign and once in while the UN will pay me some allowance,” he said.

My wife and I were in office for nineteen years, by the time we were leaving office, we did not have even one dollar foreign account,” he reiterated.

Jerry John Rawlings was speaking at the National Cadres conference for the middle belt held at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region over the weekend.

The conference was under the theme: “Effective mobilisation and organization” for victory 2020: The role of cadres”

He however, stated that, the foreign bank account was no longer functional following the closure of the program for which it was opened.

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The campaign has ended long ago and that account has been closed. I don’t have any hidden foreign account and she (his wife) does not’’.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the leadership of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) knows the party cannot win the 2020 elections, former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has said.

According to him, some persons are aware that the party will not win the 2020 elections, but have still gone on to buy certain positions.

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