Kofi Adams Confirms: Reconstruction Works Has Commenced On JJ’s Ridge Residence


    The Special Aide to former President Rawlings, Mr. Kofi Adams, has confirmed that a consultancy firm has started clearing debris from the former president’s burnt house for work to commence on the reconstruction of the building.
    Mr. Adams says, “the consultants took the site somewhere around 23rd of January and from the information I have gathered they have started pulling down the burnt structure to pave way for some kind of engineering or architectural work to enable reconstruction to commence”.
    He made this confirmation on the Big Bite morning show with Emefa Apawu on XFM 95.1, a privately owned commercial radio station in Osu, Accra.
    According to Mr. Adams, after the clearing of the debris, the contractor will move in to commence work on rebuilding which the government of Ghana is sponsoring.
    A raging fire gutted the Ridge residence of the former President on Saint Valentine’s Day last year February 14th amidst loud explosions in the early hours of that morning.
    The cause of the fire is still unknown, but the former first couple has been living apart since then as controversies raged on concerning alternative accommodation for them.
    Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has been ‘perching’ with her mom whilst her husband stays at a “village house” in Tefle near Sogakope.
    Meanwhile, Mr Rawlings is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia together with his aides Kofi Adams and Kobbina Andoh for the African Union Summit.
    Ex-Prez Rawlings pointing out the extent of damage to President Mills and other members of the public who trooped to the scene of the fire outbreak after the GNFS had managed to put out the blazing inferno that destroyed his Ridge residence.
    The Special Aide to former president Rawlings, Mr. Adams said the former president is in Ethiopia to take part in the summit as the Commission’s High Representative in Somalia.
    “You all are aware that he’s been appointed the AU high representative to Somalia to help bring about some state of orderliness in Somalia…Since then this is the first time the African Union as a commission is meeting so he’s been invited to take part in the deliberations’.
    Mr. Adams added that the former president is also to meet with the League of Arab States, European Union, the American Ambassador to AU and some Heads of States.
    Source: Susan Lamptey/Xfm 95.1/Accra/Ghana