Ace journalist with Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Napoleon Atikotoe has heaped praises on Ghana’s longest serving Head of state, Jerry John Rawlings, describing him as the nation’s finest leader in the fourth republican dispensation.
In his write up, the renowned journalist praises the ex military leader for his love and respect for humanity regardless the status of the individual in the society.
He further applauded President Rawlings nature to take counsel from person right from the highest to the least of persons during his reign as head of state.
‘’President Rawlings remains one of the finest leaders of Ghana, particularly in the 4th Republic. His political constituency was essentially all persons. He spoke with everybody, even the person considered the least. He sought information from everybody as he wanted to know how people felt about govt.’’ He stated.
Napoleon Atikitoe also stated how fearless, bold and decisive Mr. Rawlings was in standing by the truth and taking difficult decisions such as sacking underperforming appointees to telling other world leaders the flaws.
‘’His name evoked discipline because he cracked the whip. Once upon a time, after a tour with Ghana Water boss, he relieved the MD of his post. He didn’t bother whether Mr Dovlo was his tribesman. He is bold. When ex Nigerian leader Alhaji Shehu Shegari called on him, a visit occasioned by death of ex Ghana leader Dr Hilla Limann, the former said things which evoked a strong response with Rawlings looking into the eyes of his guest and telling him how he nearly brought his early years to wreck, following Nigeria’s decision to evict Ghanaian immigrants.’’ He wrote.