Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said that the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu deserves commendation.
This, according to the former president, is because of the serious steps he (Otumfuo) has taken to protect the environment, and also for showing mercy to Nana Bantamahene.
In a statement available on Me Rawlings’ Facebook page, the former president urged Ghanaians to take a cue from the Asantehene when it comes to protecting the environment, especially “from thieves and crooks.”
The statement also commended Togbe Afed XIV “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.” It describes as “unsightly” some of the things we see in the internet, and said such things do not “speak well of us locally and internationally.”
Mr. Rawlings, in the statement, promised he “will soon deal with the callous agenda of bile by the likes of Kwamena Ahwoi, who are desperately seeking control of the NDC party.”
Below is the full text of the statement:
“OTUMFUO DESERVES COMMENDATION
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.”
By a ghanahotissues.com writer
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