The former Chief of Defence Staff of the Ghana Armed Forces, Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has expressed missed reactions following the news of the passing away of Ghana’s fourth republic first President, former President Jerry John Rawlings, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Brigadier Joseph Nunoo-Mensah who served under the Rawlings’ regime as an army chief stated in an interview on TV3 monitored by MyNewsGh.com that he is yet to come to terms with the news of what he described as an ‘unbelievable’ passing away of his comrade and close companion and urged Ghanaians to remember him as one of Ghana’s great despite the differences others may share about his public life.
“I have been in touch with Rawlings throughout the week and I even told him about the demise of my mother and he consoled me. He later told me about his short ailment and like we always do, I call to check on him but for two days now I haven’t been able to reach him and he hasn’t been responding to my messages only just to receive a call this morning of the news of his passing away.
I asked the caller if he was asking me or telling me and he said it with certainty that Jerry was no more with us.
I can’t wrap my head around this. I’m still in disbelief. I am still shocked.” He stated
Former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings passed on today, November 12, 2020, after a brief illness.
According to reports gathered by MyNewsGh.com, the former President had been on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for about a week for an undisclosed ailment. He was 73.
It will be recalled that Mr Rawlings recently lost and buried his mother last month.
Jerry John Rawlings was born in Accra on 22nd June 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020