16th July 2024

Former President John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor has expressed shock at the news of the death of ex-president Jerry John Rawlings. He described his family’s reception of the news as being hit by a  “thunderbolt”.

According to him, even though he and Mr. Rawlings disagreed on a number of issues concerning the state, he felt Mr. Rawlings tried to do his best for the nation.

“President Rawlings was the longest-serving Head of State since our nation’s independence in 1957 and even though we didn’t agree with each other on many matters of state, I felt that he was trying to do the best he knew and could, under his peculiar circumstances.”

He added that “History would give him [Rawlings] a balanced place in the annals of our nation.”

Former President Kufuor made these comments in a statement on Friday, November 13, 2020, to commiserate with the family of Mr. Jerry John Rawlings.

Read full statement below:

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