Ghanaian-American filmmaker, Leila Djansi has stated that Jerry John Rawlings’ kind of person is one that Ghanaians aren’t going to ever get again.
According to her, Rawlings saved us from hunger and corruption that was so rife in the Acheampong regime.
Laila Djansi was however not happy with some of the commentary in the Ghanaian media where others say of Rawlings as having a good and a bad side.
To her, it is not the case because Rawlings only sought to instil discipline, integrity, hard work and selflessness and she sees no reason anyone should see that as a bad side of him.
According to her, Jerry was a legend and a rare breed, a leader that we aren’t going to get.
“I’m not sure I understand or appreciate some of the Ghanaian journalists and their duplicitous commentary.
JJ Rawlings had a good and bad side?
What y’all mean? What bad side?
His unmatched integrity?
Leadership by example?
It’s unhealthy to refer to people who enforce discipline, integrity, hard work and selflessness as difficult or bad.
Rawlings SAVED Ghana from hunger and all the corruption wrought under Acheampong.
He punished the guilty. If that’s what made him bad, well…
Ghana will never ever see his kind again.
Every plane that flew above our heads brought the chant “JJ Rawlings” from kids.
He was a legend!
He was rare and he was such a dreamy god!
Rest Well! You will be missed and never forgotten!” Leila Djansi wrote on Facebook.
Ghana’s longest-serving political leader is to be buried today, January 27.