Jerry John Rawlings didn’t do anything for Ghana – Kofi Amoabeng

Kofi Amoabeng, a businessman and founder of the defunct UT Bank has disclosed that former President Jerry John Rawlings missed a big opportunity to develop Ghana.

Prince Kofi Amoabeng

He said the first Ghanaian President of the 4th Republic did not develop the country as was required during his tenure.

Speaking in an interview on Kingdom FM on Thursday, October 27, 2023, Kofi Amoabeng said that the late Jerry John Rawlings had the greatest opportunity to transform Ghana, but he failed.

He added that the only notable thing the former president did for Ghana was to usher it into the fourth republic.

“…when Papa Jay came, what did he do for Ghana? After all the people he killed, what did he do for Ghana?

“He didn’t do anything. What happened to us? But we had some stability, and he gave us the Fourth Republic,” he said.

Kofi Amoabeng added, “But really, everybody who is talking about Ghana and its development says Papa Jay had the best opportunity to turn this country around, but it didn’t happen”.

The former UT Bank boss made these remarks while reacting to suggestions that New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful Kennedy Agyapong is going to be a good president for Ghana because he has the same traits as the late Jerry John Rawlings.

He rejected the idea that Ghana needs a ‘radical president’ to transform the country, saying that even with Papa Jay, the country did not change.

Kofi Amoabeng recently criticized the performance of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

Speaking in an interview on Accra based TV3, Mr. Amoabeng said the government failed to plan well economically.

“Of course if you fail with the planning and management of the Finances of the country you have failed.

“So yes [the Finance Minister] has failed, there is no too waste about,” he said.

In a different interview, Mr. Amoabeng alleged that the government collapsed Heritage Bank just for political reasons.


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