(Agency Ecofin) – Ghana just lost this Thursday, one of his illustrious sons in the person of former president Jerry John Rawlings. A news that has the effect of a real shock wave in the country, and on the entire African continent. Par Borgia Kobri
Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings (photo), died on the morning of Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle-Bu University Hospital in the capital, Accra. He was 73 years old.
According to the Ghanaian press, which confirms this information, the former president had been admitted to the hospital for about a week for an undisclosed illness.He had also recently buried his mother last month.
Born in Accra on June 22, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother and a Scottish father, Jerry John Rawlings led Ghana for about 20 years, from 1981 to 2001.
Ghanaians and Africans in general will remember him as a charismatic statesman who made a mark on his country through the establishment of a certain political stability, which the country enjoyed until today.
The sudden death of this “pan-Africanist” has created a shock wave in the country. Many Ghanaians flood social networks with images and praise.
Source Agence Eco Fin / By Borgia Kobri