- John Dramani Mahama has called for consensus building in finding a solution to Ghana’s problems
- He said the time is ticking fast
- Mahama was defeated in the 2016 and 2020 general elections by President Akufo-Addo
Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has called for broad consensus-building in finding solutions to the country’s challenges.
In a statement to commemorate the June 4 Uprising, Mahama said Ghana is a country with exceptional human talent that’s underutilised.
“Time is ticking fast and yet we can make things right if we work as one nation with a common destiny. As I have said in the past, broad consultations and consensus-building does not take anything away from a leader,” the presidential candidate of the NDC in the 2020 general elections said.
He said the country needs “broad consultations” that brings the best and brightest together with stakeholders and “forge a consensus around issues such as economic recovery strategy, or implementational challenges of Free SHS in the national interest.”
Rawlings was a key influence on Ghana’s history for the two decades straddling the late 70s till the year 2000.
The June 4 Uprising was an epochal event that represents a major landmark in our nation’s existence.
Together with its sister event, the 31st December Revolution, the two shaped the course of Ghana’s history resulting in a turnaround in Ghana’s economic fortunes and the advent of the 4th Republic.
Ghanaians on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, laid to rest their longest-serving head of state, Flight Lieutenant, Jerry John Rawlings, after four days of final funeral rites in his honour.
Born on June 22, 1947, many never believed the man also called ‘Junior Jesus’ would one day be no more.
But, he died on November 12, 2020, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, whilst receiving treatment after a short illness. He was 73.
Rawlings twice overthrew what he believed were corrupt regimes in Ghana and seized power. In June 1979, with the help of other junior officers, he overthrew the military government of Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and Lieut. Gen. Frederick W.K. Akuffo.
He handed over power to the civilian government of Dr. Hilla Limann after ruling the country for 122 days.
Despite being retired from the airforce by Limann, Rawlings remained popular for his “timely intervention” to rid the country of corrupt public figures whose aim was to continuously siphon the country’s resources into secret financial havens.