Jerry John Rawlings
The story of our founder and leader Jerry John Rawlings can fill a number of books. Here we summarise what could be a full book into a few paragraphs.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947 in Adabraka, Accra. His father, James Ramsey John from Scotland, worked as a chemist in the then Gold Coast, and his mother Ms Victoria Agbotui from Dzelukope in the Volta Region was the head of the catering department at the State House in Accra. A product of Achimota School in Accra, Rawlings first emerged in the political scene of Ghana in 1979 when he led a military coup detat, was captured, tried and re-emerged as the victor and head of state of Ghana in 1979.
Following a second coup in December 1981, Rawlings deposed President Hilla Limann and ruled Ghana under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) until democracy was established in 1993.
At the age of forty-five, Jerry John Rawlings was sworn into office on January 7 1993. He is the first President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, and the fourth Constitutional President of Ghana. Under Jerry Rawlings Ghanaians re-discovered their value, self- worth and importance in themselves and in the world. Under his leadership a number of key structures and interventionist programmes and policies were put in place, some of which have been the corner-stone of modern day Ghana’s economic, social and democratic march forward as a nation.
Jerry Rawlings is the longest serving ruler in Ghana’s history. He ruled Ghana both as a Military ruler and democratically elected president, for a combined 19 years, handing over to President John Agyekum Kuffour of the New Patriotic Party.
Jerry John Rawlings is married to Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings . They have four adult children.
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