Rawlings, Where Are Your Former Comrades Part 2

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 Source: Sangaparee, Clement

Former Chairman Rawlings, Where Are Your Former Comrades Since 1982 To Date 2012? - Part 2

A revolution is launched to change the attitude and perception of people towards society. It makes them aware of the roles they are to play in society for the UPLIFTMENT OF HUMAN VALUES and FOR HUMAN PROGRESS. Did Ghana really go through a real revolutionary change for 10 years? Is it Yes or No? Read on and see whether you can get an accurate answer to the above question.

The country’s administration did NOT WANT to co-operate with the revolutionary governments of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) in 1979 and the Provisional National Defence Council – (PNDC) in December 1981, because both governments came to ensure that tax dodgers paid taxes to the State, especially during the AFRC era in 1979, where most businessmen and women rushed to pay all their tax arears in full which were piled up for over 6 years to the State at ago. After the three month old House Cleaning Exercise by the AFRC and the subsequent hand over by Rawlings to Dr. Hilla Limann on 24th Sept, 1979, business returned as usual where “Kalabule” = corruption was renamed “Jenabu” under Dr. Hilla Limann’s PNP government from September 1979 to December 30th 1981. Instead of carrying out the House Cleaning Exercise that was started by Jerry Rawlings as promised by Dr. Limann in Parliament House during the handing over ceremony, Limann rather decided to use the media to destroy all the gains of June 4 and made several attempts to assassinate Rawlings and Captain (rtd) Kojo Tsikata. Most members of the erstwhile AFRC Military Junta including Major (rtd) Boakye Djan had to fly into Ghana on several occasions to organize press conferences periodically to set the records straight as the media in Ghana sought to destroy all the gains of June 4 though negative reportage.’

The most notorious news paper was the “Palaver Tribune”, then edited by Mr. Chris Asher who styled himself as the “Generalissimo Against Coups in Ghana in 1980 but was the FIRST COWARD to cross the border into neigbouring Togo when the 31st December revolution was launched. Therefore it is a fact that we still have people who are bearing the scars of days gone by especially the brutal revolutionary years all led by Jerry Rawlings. Ghanaians had once elected a government twice with Rawlings as the President of the Republic which they would rather not had seen in power at all. It was major (rtd) Boakye Djan who described Jerry Rawlings as “The Walking Skeleton” when the 31st December revolution was launched. When the PNDC returned to constitutional rule in 1992 Boakye Djan again described the NDC as a “Bastard party” and yet he is a Parliament Candidate of the “Bastard NDC party” at Jaman South or is it North – I can’t tell.

The Former PNDC Members - Where Are They Now?

Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings – PNDC Chairman - Present Sir

1. Capt. (rtd) Kojo Tsikata - National Security Coordinator – Present Sir

2. Brigadier Nunoo Mensah - Member – Present Sir

3. Sergeant Alolga Akatapore - Member – Absent in exile

4. Mrs. Aanaa Ennin - Absent retried

5. Justice D.F. Annan - Member - Expired

6. Mr. Joachim Amartey Kwei – Member - Expired

7. Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu - Member - Present Sir

8. Chris Bukari Atim - Member -

9. Mr. Ebo Tawiah - Member - Absent, I can’t tell why

10. W/O I Adjei Boadi - Member - respectively – Absent – retired

11. P.V. Obeng - Member - Present Sir

The above patriotic comrades were the original cadres who formed the PNDC military cum civilian cabinet headed by Rawlings for the 10 years that the PNDC lasted in Ghana. If civilians had not been appointed and added to the PNDC government, it will not have lasted for 3 years as we had over 15 coup attempts against the PNDC government which were all foiled. They all deserved National Awards and Laurels but they had none.


1. Mr. Kofi Porthuply - Present Sir

2. Dr. Yao Graham - Absent, apart from some of us, nobody knows that he is

a cadre

3. Kofi Asliboe Mensah - Expired

4. B.B.D. Asamoah - Absent Sir

5. Mr. Goosie Tannoh - He broke away and returned – so he is present now Sir

6. Mr. Sam Garba - Present Sir

7. Clement Sangaparee - Present Sir

8. Biedala Mortey Akpadzi - Present Sir

9. Mr. Yaw Donkor - Present Sir

10. Kyeretwie Opoku - He broke away and returned – so he is present sir

11. Mr. Bempong Marfo - Present Sir

12. Mr. Osman Boakye - Absent – expired

13. Mr. Kofi Totobi Quakye - Present Sir

14. Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe - Present Sir

15. Madam Sherry Ayetey - Present Sir

16. Madam Cecilia Johnson - Present Sir

17. Mr. E.T. Mensah - Present Sir

18. Mr. Kwasi Oppong Fosu - Present Sir

19. Brigadier Tehnn Addy former -C.D.O Commander – Absent

20. Mr. Kwabena Ennin - Former DCE – Absent Sir

21. Mr. Kwame Dwemo Kesse (K.D.K) – Absent Sir

22. Mr. Austin Gammey - Absent Sir

23. Mr. Ato Austin - Absent Sir – Expired

24. Squadron Leader Clend Sowu - Absent – expired

25. General Arnold Quainoo - Present Sir

26. Nana Oduro Numapau - Absent – expired

27. Mr. Peter Nanfuri (former IGP) Absent now Paramount Chief of Jirapa Traditional Area

28. Mr. Kofi Djin (former IGP) Absent

29. Dr. Obed Yao Asamoah – he broke away and returned to announce that Rawlings is no more the Founder of NDC. How sad.

30. Nii Okaija Adamafio - he broke away and returned and remained quiet

31. Bed Zieden – he broke away and returned – All those who broke away while several hardworking cadres of the NDC took French leave from the NDC all left because of their BITTER DISAGREEMENT with Jerry Rawlings, so Rawlings must re-adjust himself or have himself to blame in the near future. Is that clear? To add insult to injury, Jerry Rawlings has now become extremely unpredictable in the NDC, I mean, why?

32. Kwame de graft Adjei (Former DCE) - Absent – he expired recently,

33. Mr. Daniel Ohene Agyekum – Present Sir and

34. Dr. Kofi Awoonor - Present Sir, Keep your fingers crossed for more stuff in the next article, this is only a tip of the iceberg.

I shall return when the need arise. I am done. “Jaanbie Iwaii Aluta Continua!





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Columnist: Sangaparee, Clement