My integrity and hatred for corruption has sustained me this far - Rawlings

My integrity and hatred for corruption has sustained me this far - Rawlings

- Rawlings has revealed that his integrity and his dislike for stealing and lies ensured that he stayed in office for almost nineteen years

- According to him he did not come to the public office to steal anything from the government's coffers

- Former President Rawlings said the refusal to reinstate truth, transparency and most of all justice eventually resulting in NDC’s electoral loss of 2016

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that his integrity and his dislike for stealing and lies ensured that he stayed in office for almost nineteen years.

According to Rawlings, he did not come to the public office to steal anything from the government's coffers but rather to make a lot of sacrifices to make Ghana what it is today.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Flt Lt Rawlings said it was unfortunate some abandoned the positive principles when a delegation of Chiefs and Queenmothers from the Ave Traditional Area in the Volta Region called on him.

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“I did not come to public office to steal and never did.

What has sustained some of us is our attachment to the principles of truth, justice and fair play – it is not a vulgar quest for materialism, a trait which has sadly perpetuated itself into the leadership structures of our society,” the former President stated.

Former President Rawlings said the refusal to reinstate truth, transparency and most of all justice into the fabric and psyche of the nation led to the institutionalization of crime and corruption, eventually resulting in NDC’s electoral loss of 2016.

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In other news, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has revealed the plans by the NDC to create a permanent source of employment out of a temporary one.

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According to him, the beneficiaries of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCo) would be made permanent staff of the organisations with which they are serving if NDC wins the 2020 general elections.

In a news report filed by Joy News, Sammy Gyamfi said the NDC has it as one of its major policies, if Ghanaians give them the nod, to create jobs for the youth.

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