Remembering Rawlings on June 4: He made peace with Atta Mills before he died – Anyidoho
- Koku Anyidoho said the late Rawlings visited the Asomdwee Park where the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills was buried to make peace with him
- According to him, the late statesman did not turn down the invitation of the Atta-Mills Institute when he was invited
- He made this post in remembrance of Rawlings to mark today, June 4
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The late former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has since the uprising on June 4, 1979, been synonymous with the day and its events.
The June 4th Revolution or June 4th Uprising was an uprising in Ghana in 1979 that arose out of a combination of corruption, bad governance, frustration among the general public, and lack of discipline and frustrations within the Ghanaian army.
Rawlings who is now late and therefore cannot be present to give his popular June 4 addresses has been remembered by many especially members of his party.
The Founder of the Atta Mills Memorial Institute, Koku Anyidoho, said the late Rawlings visited the Asomdwee Park where the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills was buried to make peace with him.
Anyidoho made this known in a post in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the June 4 Uprising on Friday, June 4, 2021.
In a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, Anyidoho said “June 4, 1979, burst Flt Lt. JJ Rawlings onto Ghana’s political landscape & changed the course of history.I thank God that last year, per the invitation of the Atta-Mills Institute, Papa J visited Asomdwee Park to make peace with Prez Atta-Mills: they are together!RIP my boss.”
In other news, Ghana’s former High Commissioner to South Africa has proposed what he says is the surest way of ending illegal mining (galamsey) in the country.
According to HE George Ayisi Boateng, the only way to win the fight is by shooting to kill those found on illegal mining sites.
“…They should…shoot to kill the recalcitrant ones who have defied the government’s order and constantly engaging in illegal mining,” the former High Commissioner stated on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, monitored by YEN.com.gh.
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