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Rawlings Exposed

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 7, 2008

In-depth investigations conducted by The Statesman have established that the education of two of former President Jerry John Rawlings’ daughters abroad was funded by a British water company – Biwater – which paid 7,000 Pounds Sterling a term per child.  A few years ago an independent newspaper based in Accra, reported that after his government had created the Junior and the Senior Secondary School (now Junior High and Senior High School) system, the former President deemed it more expedient to educate his children abroad using the Ordinary and Advanced Level system, which his government had discredited.

The children, Ezanetor and Amina Rawlings, were sent to Millfield public school in Dorset – a classy institution that charges very exorbitant fees. The fees were described as scholarships paid for by Biwater, which was then bidding for the management of Ghana’s water supply system.

By Peter Atiemo

19 Responses to “Rawlings Exposed”

  1. Yaw Buor said

    We told you – Rawlings is the most corrupt politician ever to set foot on Ghanaian soil.

  2. VOIX said

    Your article is very speculative. It has no substance to sway the reader.

  3. Phillip said

    Fellow writer, i would suggest that we leave those stories in the past and look forward for a better Ghana. After all President Rawlings is no more competing in any election. There has been a lot of corruption in the past and even worse at the moment even in the government by some of the ministers. The point i am making now is that these kind of things would not help the forward march of the nation. We must rather concentrate and pray very hard for a successful election come Dec.

  4. Kofi said

    Shame on him. After all the noise on the 1st july he is not clean himself.

  5. Naa said

    wat a disgrace.after all dis yrs nw its comin out.there r poor ppl in ghana who need water.instead ofhelpin dem. hes usuin da cash 2help his family.v.sad tin

  6. i honestly dont see what the problem here is. please let us in ghana start looking forward towards a better ghana and practices positive politics and nuture our democratic baby to health. who pays mr rawlings’ children’s fees is really not so important to me right now. i would not waste much time and energy looking behind me if i were you.

  7. Pascal said

    I left Ghana about 20 years ago. I remember those days when you could survive on the then 20 cedis a day. JJ in some hearts is not the evil that you portrait him to be on your regular speculative articles, and you would never convince us otherwise. I think you are doing a disservice to Ghanaians by making this kind rhetoric against a well intentioned, loved, and respected leader, whom has laid the foundation of the modern Ghana as we know it today. His Highway projects speak for themselves. He killed some freemason generals suspected for looting the Ghanaian economy, so what? I think you should think conservatively when coming up with your articles especially the titles you glue to them.

  8. Aku shika said

    I agree that JJ and what happened in the past should be left there. I know we have to know what happened in the past in order to go ahead and not make the same mistakes. Face it he did do a lot of positive things and we as Ghanaians, home or abroad need to appreciate it. Name one politician who does not benefit from being in the position. The temptation is great and he, at least educated his children with the benefit he got. Let us look forwad to the future and the upcoming elections and make Ghana proud and continue to lead the African continent in the right direction it always has.

  9. Pascal said

    I have left Ghana about 20 years ago. I remember those days when you could survive on the then 20 cedis a day. JJ in some hearts is not the evil that you portrait him to be on your regular speculative articles, and you would never convince us otherwise. I think you are doing a disservice to Ghanaians by making this kind rhetoric against a well intentioned, loved, and respected leader, whom has laid the foundation of the modern Ghana as we know it today. His Highway projects speak for themselves. He killed some freemason generals suspected for looting the Ghanaian economy, so what? I think you should think conservatively when coming up with your articles especially the titles you glue to them.

  10. Naa said

    dis ex former president must b jokin.idt get da reason why ghanains hasnt shut him off.he’s got his chances b4 n he blow it.so why is he still tkin abt ppl.n da wife 2 shd shut her trap4 gods sake.dey didnt teach wat dey preach so nw.

  11. Naa said

    all dis nonsense abt JJ isnt helpin.jux cus he wan 2 b in power again.even if he wins 2day.da same things will keep goin on.soo plz shut him up.

  12. Adzo said

    The Rawlings are now mentally unbalanced. Any arguement?

  13. Benjamin said

    What at all does Rawlings and the wife want in Ghana again? More blood? They should please let their children come back to stay here in Ghana so that when they excite us Ghanaians into war we, them and their children will die in Ghana. Granted that President Kuffour and Nana Akuffo Addo are not lawyers what are Nana Konadu and her husband? Lawyers or killers? Of course, KILLERS!!! You do not need to have a first degreee in law to become a lawyer. If Rawlings could notpass well at the GCE “O” Level in those good days at a powerful school like Achimota Secondary School, he and the wife should bow their heads in shame because of envy. It is not too late for them to register at the University of Ghana and the Ghana School of Law to study and become lawyers too. Hon. Ndebugre of PNC read Chemical Engineering for the first degree but later enrolled at the Ghana School of Law to become a lawyer. Good luck.

  14. Pascal said

    Benjamin, Adzo and Naa:
    All of you who hate Rawlings so much today, should remember the good things that he did for that country such as the re-structuring of the Ghanaian economy at the micro level so to the point to be named the best student of the IMF/World Bank; not to say that that kind of endorsement for the part of those two institutions was needed anyways for Africans to maintain the right course in managing their political territories. If you hate Rawlings so much, why don’t you go kill yourselves, and do it so a favor, Hun!

    The guy is a military man, and a damn good one. He counted on educated Ghanaians to innovate to accompany his reforms. When none was available, he did the best he could. You must be ignorant to think that one person; in this case the president is the one to build a country. Citizens build countries not political leaders. Political leader only levy taxes on what citizens produce and sell in return of the provisioning of social services.

    Do not ask what Kuffor or Rawlings should do for Ghana. Ask what you citizens should be doing to gauge them into the right direction, while the hold the political baton. Or, you will continue being disappointed.

  15. Pascal said

    Benjamin, Adzo and Naa:
    All of you who hate Rawlings so much today, should remember the good things that he did for that country such as the re-structuring of the Ghanaian economy at the micro level so to the point to be named the best student of the IMF/World Bank; not to say that that kind of endorsement for the part of those two institutions was needed anyways for Africans to maintain the right course in managing their political territories. If you hate Rawlings so much, why don’t you go kill yourselves, and do us all a favor, Hun!

    The guy is a military man, and a damn good one. He counted on educated Ghanaians to innovate to accompany his reforms. When none was available, he did the best he could. You must be ignorant to think that one person; in this case the president is the one to build a country. Citizens build countries not political leaders. Political leader only levy taxes on what citizens produce and sell in return of the provisioning of social services.

    Do not ask what Kuffor or Rawlings should do for Ghana. Ask what you citizens should be doing to gauge them into the right direction, while the hold the political baton. Or, you will continue being disappointed.

  16. Pascal said

    All of you who hate Rawlings so much today, should remember the good things that he did for that country such as the re-structuring of the Ghanaian economy at the micro level so to the point to be named the best student of the IMF/World Bank; not to say that that kind of endorsement for the part of those two institutions was needed anyways for Africans to maintain the right course in managing their political territories. If you hate Rawlings so much, why don’t you go kill yourselves, and do it so a favor, Hun!

    The guy is a military man, and a damn good one. He counted on educated Ghanaians to innovate to accompany his reforms. When none was available, he did the best he could. You must be ignorant to think that one person; in this case the president is the one to build a country. Citizens build countries not political leaders. Political leader only levy taxes on what citizens produce and sell in return of the provisioning of social services.

    Do not ask what Kuffor or Rawlings should do for Ghana. Ask what you citizens should be doing to gauge them into the right direction, while the hold the political baton. Or, you will continue being disappointed.

  17. emmanuel said

    rawlins is good ma n he has done a lot for Ghana leave him alone

  18. kyrt said

    rawlings is better than kuffour kufour da worst

  19. baba said

    mr. Rawllings a hero. we must give thanks to God for giving us mr. Rawllings.

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