The Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage, has lauded the late Former President Jerry John Rawlings for his contributions towards the development of Northern Ghana.
Speaking in Bolgatanga on Thursday, after signing a book of condolence in memory of the late former President, Madam Tangoba said Mr. Rawlings was a major contributor to the development of the north; describing his death as a sad story to talk about and a big loss to the country.
According to her, it was under the leadership of the late president that the north witnessed some major infrastructural projects such as the extension of electricity and general road networks among other critical social interventions.
She noted that “When Rawlings was the President he was able to bring electricity from the south to the north. That was a huge and major contributory factor to the opening up of the north. Under his tenure also the road was opened up to the north. It was in his tenure that we got massive road infrastructure to the north.”
“He is one of the reasons why the north is developed; he contributed a lot in getting as where we are.” She stressed.
Madam Tangoba who doubles as the Parliamentary Candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Navrongo Central Constituency announced that a book of condolence for the late former President had been opened at the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council; and available to the general public.
The first President of the fourth republic of Ghana, Mr. Rawlings, died on November 12, at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in Accra after a short illness.
He was 73 years old.
Following his death, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, directed that all national flags should fly at half-mast for the next seven days in honor of the memory of the former president.
The President also declared 7 days of national mourning from Friday November 13th to Friday November 20th in honor of the late Former President.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|David Azure|Ghana