Rawlings meets with Malian military leaders; advises them on the way forward

Rawlings meets with Malian military leaders; advises them on the way forward

- Rawlings has underscored the need for the new leadership in Mali use the transition period in their political dispensation to exhibit exceptional leadership

- He advised the leaders to rather use the authority they currently yield to usher Mali into a prosperous era

- Rawlings encouraged the transitional unit to govern with humility and diligence and inspire the people to fight and defy corruption and injustice

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Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has underscored the need for the new leadership in Mali to use the transition period in their political dispensation to exhibit exceptional leadership for the country.

According to him, the leaders should rather use the authority they currently yield to usher Mali into a prosperous era.

Rawlings urged the four-man delegation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) that called on him to mobilise their people into taking up productive activity through a positive vision to boost the country’s development.

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During a courtesy call on him, Rawlings also advised the military leaders to empower and encourage the people to own their political climate and to improve on the quality of multiparty democracy.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Rawlings encouraged the transitional unit to govern with humility and diligence, and inspire the people to fight and defy corruption and injustice which had become a part of multi-party democracy.

The delegation from Mali was present in the country for a consultative meeting with the ECOWAS on the political situation in the country.

Recommendations from the ECOWAS consultative meeting was for the military rulers to return authority back to the civilian rule within a specified number of days.

Former Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, was forced at gunpoint by a military junta to resign on Aug. 18, 2020.

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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita still had three years remaining in his second term in office.

The military leaders held talks with various political and civil society groups to come up with an outline for a transition to civilian rule a few days ago.

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In other news, 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 sacrifice 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 he sought to rule with.

He passed the comments when a delegation of chiefs and queen mothers from the Ave Traditional Area in the Volta Region called on him.

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