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Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings (J.J.)

Date of Birth: 22/06/1947
Place of Birth: Accra, Gold Coast


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Caution, democrats at work

The NDC presidential candidate, John Atta Mills, who was damaged in 2000 by his closeness to the former military leader, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, is trying to show more independence...


HIPC Junction

As in 2000, these will presumably be Kufuor and Professor John Evans Atta-Mills, who was Vice-President in Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings's NDC government of 1997-2001...


Registration rumpus

The Electoral Commission's exclusive right to issue national identity cards derives not from the constitution but from a 1993 Act passed after the opposition had boycotted elections that led to a parliament dominated by Jerry Rawlings's National Democratic Congress (NDC)...

Light relief arrived, however, when the volatile ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, touring the constituencies, became involved in a fracas with one of his younger critics, a cellular phone technician...


Judging Jerry

In 1982, a few months after Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings successfully staged a coup, three High Court judges and an army officer were brutally murdered and their bodies incompetently burned...


Strong scent

Private investigators have been hired to trace government assets allegedly stolen by top NDC officials but no prosecutions have ensued, leaving the public to conclude that the Kufuor government wanted the information only for its election campaign or that the claims of grand corruption against the regime of Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings can't be proven...

The NRC's final report, due in September, will deal mainly with complaints about previous governments under ex-President Jerry Rawlings...


Politics get crude

After serving for a decade as an energy advisor to the previous government of Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, Wereko-Brobby formed his own party, the United Ghana Movement and ran against President John Agyekum Kufuor in the 2000 elections...


Diplomacy central

Kufuor can draw on the experience of ECOWAS Executive Secretary Mohamed ibn Chambas, Minister of Education under the Jerry Rawlings government, and Presidential Secretary Daniel Kufuor Osei, who was Ghana's Ambassador to Guinea during Liberia's first civil war...


Cotton tales

Three former officials of ex-President Jerry Rawlings's National Democratic Congress (NDC) were gaoled on 28 April for their part in the Quality Grain scandal, involving a loan of US$20 million for a rice-growing project that never materialised (AC Vol 43 No 13)...


Generals on the hill

Jerry John Rawlings and his civilian successor, the dour John Kufuor, hit breaking point recently...


From crisis to crisis

The opposition New Democratic Congress will start campaigning for the 2004 elections, with flagbearer John Atta Mills (backed by ex-President Jerry John Rawlings) after he beat former Finance Minister Kwesi Botchwey (backed by party Chairman Obed Asamoah) for the nomination...


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