Let us be careful enough to avoid another uprising – Zanetor Rawlings

The member of Parliament for Korle Klotey and first daughter of the late Former President JJ Rawlings has cautioned political stakeholders against mistakes that could motivate the recurrence of an uprising in the country.

Speaking in an interview as part of activities commemorating these years June 4th anniversary, Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings said,

“I wonder if Ghanaians are being careful enough to avoid making mistakes that could result in a reoccurrence of the June Fourth Revolution. This is the most enduring republic we’ve had since independence and we must endeavor to protect it.”

Recently in the news has being a viral campaign by the youth and sections of the public dubbed #FixtheCountry seeking to call on the government to attend to problems facing the country including the hike in fuel prices, poor education, health, infrastructure, and ultimately the country’s economy, etc.

Some say although situations at the time of the June 4th revolution are not peculiar to recent hardships, the government must still work hard to avoid situations that may cause anyone to stage an uprising.

Dr. Zanetor also advised people in governance to not undermine the principles of probity and accountability, a situation that led to his father’s lead June 4th revolution.

“But I’m asking myself, do we appreciate the fact that what led to the June Fourth Uprising was not just one man [Jerry John Rawlings] who got up and decided he was going to take over the reins of power. But some circumstances made those conditions favorable,” she said.

By: Festus Ashong

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