I didn't enjoy being in power - Rawlings

Mr Rawlings, who marks his 69th birthday today, Wednesday June 22, said he was compelled to stay in power during his tenure in order to help progress the country.


“...It was a very tasking situation for all of us...some of us didn’t enjoy being in office...but we had to work hard and after 10 years of that kind of work during the revolution period you want to break along but you are forced to come back because you can see foolish promises are being made in the air so you stay on to help consolidate,” the former president told Accra-based Starr FM.

He further said Ghanaians are suffering in spite of the advancement made in infrastructural development.

“There is an improvement on the infrastructure, apart from the energy and the water; but that has also improved. There is hardship, it’s very tough on people and I know this because I am always looking for money to help people out with school fees, medicals, funerals and all kind of situations. Things are generally tough for majority of people,” he said.

The former president called on all and sundry to ensure that this year’s election is peaceful.


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