Ghana is still mourning the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings who died in the early hours of Thursday November 12, 2020.
Ghanaian Celebrities who had an encounter with him have taken to their social media platforms to tag him as the best leader of Ghana.
The like of Afia Schwarzenegger, Ecowsmith Asante, Efia Odo among other celebs have described JJ Rawlings as a charismatic man with outstanding leadership skills.
During his term in Government, He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.
He achieved political and economic stability in a region rife with conflicts (for example Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone).
JJ Rawlings created 110 districts through non-partisan district level elections. Education, infrastructure developments and healthcare all devolved to the district level during his term in office.
The annual government subvention by law goes to the district which is something unthinkable in many other African countries.
He also absorbed hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians living in Nigeria who were expelled. Housed them at El -Wak stadium in 1983 and then moved them to their family homes. Most other economies, including even advanced ones such as Germany saw their economies suffer when they reunified with integrated citizens (for example German reunification).
Furthermore he built first ever memorials to Kwame Nkrumah and W.E.B. DuBois.
See some reactions from celebs below;
🔥‘ I started seeing and talking to Sp!r!ts at age7 & visit my family in the sea-Popular Ghanaian singer 👇🏿