Ex-president Jerry John Rawlings has disclosed he never owned a foreign bank account as a military leader and as president of the Republic of Ghana.
He said, "my wife and I were in office for nineteen years, by the time we were leaving office, we did not have even one dollar foreign account. Subsequently, my wife and I opened a foreign account at the urging of former United Nations General Secretary, Kofi Annan. He told me he will need me to help in the UN anti AIDS campaign and once in while the UN will pay me some allowance. The campaign has ended long ago and that account has been closed. I don’t have any hidden foreign account and she(wife) does not’’.
He was addressing Cadres and National Democratic Congress in Accra over the weekend.
Mr. Rawlings further disclosed that it took him and the wife more than thirteen years to put up his personal house at Adjiringanno, a suburb of Accra.
‘When we started putting up that structure, there was no building in that part of town, not the Trassaco Estates’ he said.