Rawlings demands answers to the murdering of 34 women between 1994 and 2001
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has criticised successive governments for failing to unravel the mystery behind the murder of some 34 women over a seven-year period between 1994 and 2001.
The women were found dead mostly in various parts of the capital including Dansoman and Mataheko.
Several years down the line, the serial murders still remain unresolved.
Addressing some student groups at the Accra Digital Centre over the weekend, Mr Rawlings questioned the commitment of the state to get to the bottom of the murders.
“What happened to women? … In my last four-year term, 34 women were killed in this country in order to create insecurity among women. They needed to deflate that confidence; that power. I’m not making up stories, I don’t, but sometimes I’m asked to provide proof by people who should know better and should back me up, but they try to ridicule me so that I will prove that it can be proven…” Mr Rawlings stated.
He invited the students to join him at a lecture he is scheduled to deliver at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and Technology (KNUST) later this month, where he said he would throw a “bombshell” on the matter.