The National Union of Technical Students of Ghana has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of Ghana’s late former President, Flt.Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings.
In a statement signed by the President of GNUTS, Deborah Asante-Aboagye, she noted that the ex-president was an ardent trumpeter and prodigy of probity, accountability, and social justice.
Below is the full statement……
The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) extends our heartfelt condolences to the family of the Founder, and First President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, the Government, the National Democratic Congress, the Military High Command and Ghanaians as a whole over the tragic loss of Former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
We commiserate with friends and associates of the Former First Lady, Her Excellency Mrs Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and her children. We urge the family to take solace in the investments of the deceased in making life better for others.
For us in GNUTS, the efforts of Former President Jerry John Rawlings in the conversion of Technical Institutes across the country into Polytechnics in his bid to promote and sustain Polytechnic/Vocational Education, now Technical Universities will forever be remembered. Posterity will be glad for this great sacrifice.
This initiative he led some three decades ago, gave birth to the Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS), now GNUTS.
Chairman Rawlings was an ardent trumpeter and prodigy of probity, accountability and social justice. He was a fearless and consistent leader who lived to serve his people and the nation.
We indulge the public to respect the solitude of the bereaved family and shelve any form of negative tribute in honor of the late former President. Rather, we should take lessons from the life and history of the departed.
Ghanaians and the rest of the world will miss your great personality!
May God accept his soul and grant his family and friends fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Rest In Peace Papa J!
President of GNUTS