Jerry Rawlings with family

by: michael eli dokosi /                                   

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As Ghana’s ex-president Jeremiah John Rawlings clocked 70 on Thursday-June 22, 2017, well wishes from relations, friends, party people and fellow citizens poured in with eldest child and Member of Parliament for Korle Klottey constituency, Zanetor Rawlings’ affection for her dad made manifest.

Using the Facebook platform, Zanetor submitted:

“Wow… Dad, I can’t believe you’re 70 already, yet you keep going so strong. Your selflessness and love for others always astounds me. Though sometimes I wish I could keep you all for myself, I take pride in the fact that the good Lord placed a special calling on your life – to touch the lives of multitudes across nations.

“Dad, I know that some day when the roll is being called, your name, J.J Rawlings will be inscribed in gold. I’m proud to be your daughter.”

At a birthday bash put together for her father at his residence, wife Konadu, Zanetor and her sisters could be seen cutting cake from pictures making the rounds. It does appear a vintage black ride was also presented to the boom man by an auto company.

Jerry John Rawlings is of Ghanaian and Scottish ancestry born to Victoria Agbotui and James Ramsey John, a chemist from the United Kingdom.

He is married to Nana Konadu Agyeman, with wards Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings and Kimathi Rawlings.

A hugely divisive figure in Ghanaian politics, Rawlings is hailed by his loyal followers who argue his near twenty years in power as a military man and civilian president heading the National Democratic Congress (NDC) advanced the cause of the country while critics point to wasted opportunity where he preached virtue yet practiced vice with corruption and murder allegations hanging around his neck.


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