Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern over the bad state of roads in some parts of the Volta Region.

Mr Rawlings expressed the concern when he stopped over at Sokode within the Ho municipality on Thursday [November 14, 2019] whilst he was in the Volta Region to console the Regional Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Henry Ametefe, who has lost the wife. 

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The sudden demise of the wife of the Volta Regional Chairman of the NDC a few days ago, pulled Mr Rawlings to the region to commiserate with him and the family.

Mr Rawlings expressed his disappointment and added that he experienced a similar situation when he visited Hohoe a few weeks ago.

The founder and Chairman of the Council of Elders of the NDC called for the core values of comradeship to be re-centred in the heart and soul of the party.

He reiterated that truth should be central in everything we do in political governance and advised politicians to understudy traditional leaders to appreciate the value of truth in leading a nation, stating that traditional customs do not allow traditional leaders to lie.


He lamented the fact that some politicians have mastered the act of deception as a weapon to perpetuate power.

Former President Rawlings in sympathising with Mr Ametefe expressed the sincere condolences of the NDC fraternity and stated that the party will join him to offer a befitting send-off to his wife.

Flt Lt Rawlings (retired) also used the opportunity to stop over at Sokode within the Ho municipality to express his disappointment over the state of the road in that part of the region.

He said he experienced a similar situation when he visited Hohoe a few weeks ago.

On his part, Mr Ametefe expressed his profound appreciation to the Founder for driving from Accra in poor weather to come to mourn with him.

According to the Regional Party Chairman, who was a bedrock of the cadre movement during the PNDC days, the fellow-feeling exhibited by the Founder has certainly rekindled the cadre spirit which has been missing in the NDC.

“What you have done this morning has really touched my heart and the heart of the Region. This is what defines us as the NDC and you have proven that you still love the NDC and it is my prayer that all the mudslinging and vilification will stop so we can focus on the bigger agenda.”

According to Mr Ametefe, the date for the final rites and burial have been slated for 13th, 14th and 15th of December, 2019.

Present at the meeting were Koku Anyidoho, immediate-past Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Dr Kwesi Djokoto, Dr Donald Agumenu, traditional leaders and the regional leadership of the party.



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