I want to take the opportunity to congratulate the Asantehene for the steps he has taken, to seriously protect the environment and also to thank him for tampering justice with mercy on Nana Bantamahene.
We each have to learn to take a cue from the Asantehene and be bold and audacious in our defence of the environment, especially from thieves and crooks, who with impunity can collect parcels of land anywhere, anyhow and do as they wish against the public good and the sanctity of nature.
Let me also express my gratitude to Togbe Afede XIV, President of the National House of Chiefs for taking the initiative to lead a delegation of the Volta Region House of Chiefs to the border areas in the region to ascertain things for themselves. Some of the unsightly things we see on the Internet do not speak well of us locally and internationally.
Much as I find it tiring and tedious to be engaging in self defence when I have given my all, all these years, I will soon deal with the callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi, who are desperately seeking control of the NDC party. The NDC could, should and has survived on the authority of the word but if care is not taken, it will collapse and drown as has been happening, on the word of those in authority.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has served notice he will soon deal with a “callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi” in defending himself.
Mr Ahwoi has made some claims against the former President in his recent book titled, “Working With Rawlings.”
He was also on Citi TV over the weekend where he made some revelations including accusing Rawlings of being the reason why late Prof. John Atta Mills nearly resigned as President.
But the former president says those people with the “callous agenda” are “desperately seeking control of the NDC party” which he says faces collapse and may drown on the words of those in authority of the party if care is not taken.
Rawlings served the notice in a statement issued by his office in which he commends the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV.
He thanked Otumfuo for “the steps he has taken, to seriously protect the environment and also to thank him for tampering justice with mercy on Nana Bantamahene”, following the controversial illegal appropriation of Kumasi lands for private gain, and Togbe Afede for taking the initiative to lead a delegation of Volta Chiefs to border areas in the region to ascertain things for themselves relating to the ongoing voters registration exercise.
According to Rawlings, we each have to take a cue from Asantehene’s action and be bold and audacious in our defence of the environment, especially from thieves and crooks.
Rawlings also said the initiative by Togbe Afede was commendable becomes some of the unsightly things we see on the Internet do not speak well of us locally and internationally and it was important members of the team went to see things for themselves.
Below is the full statement