Daughter of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has said herself together with siblings did not have the opportunity to spend quality time with their father.
According to her, her father’s political career, what he stood for and his role did not allow them the time and luxury to be around him as often as they could when he was alive.
Speaking at the vigil held in memory of the late Jerry John Rawlings last night at the Air Force Officers Mess in Accra, the MP for Klottey Korley Constituency said despite the few times they spent together, every opportunity they had to sit with their father was memorable.
“At the time there wasn’t much stability, there was a threat to his life at some point and he didn’t want us to be a part of that, so he felt that if we lived in a separate location it kind of decrease the risk.”
“He also didn’t want us to grow up in airs of superiority by virtue of living in the Castle, it was just to give us life as normal as possible.
“Which meant we didn’t see him as often, but when we did there was always something, he wanted to impact so much knowledge; teaching me and my siblings how to drive before our feet could even touch the gas pedal, teaching us how to drive the model plane, and to ride our bicycles,” she said.
Former President Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on January 12, 2020, after a short illness. He will be laid to rest on Wednesday, January 27 2021.