The former President of the United State of America, President Barrack Obama came to Ghana on 11th July 2009 when the late President of the Republic, Professor John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was the President of Ghana. The Nation's Presidency seat by then was the Osu Castle also known as Fort Christianborg.
It was in this place that the lovely picture below was taken. In the Picture is the First President of the Fourth Republic, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Second President of the Fourth Republic, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor and his wife, Theresa Kufuor.
Also in the picture is John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President of Mills at that time but later succeeded President John Atta Mills when he sadly passed on 24th July 2012. Most Ghanaians after coming across this picture said that these past Presidents are the true nation-builders of Ghana.
They were very much united even though they had their different view of issues in the country. They argued that when you talk about Ex-Presidents of a State in Africa who are very much united, you cannot take Rawlings, Atta Mills, Kufuor and Rawlings out.
As for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, they described him as an autocratic and vindictive President who only seeks glory for himself. John Mahama and Professor Mills have both invited Ex-President Kufuor when commissioning a project started by Kufuor but President Akufo-Addo refused to invite John Mahama when commissioning Pokuase Interchange, a project initiated by Mahama.
Some Ghanaians also stated that corruptions cases under these state men were very comparably to the regime of President Akufo-Addo. In their period, Ghanaians felt safe and protected but now, military men are even brutalizing SHS girls under Akufo-Addo's regime. Burrowing under this current government have exceeded the sum of all money burrowed by these former Presidents of the State.
In view of that, they believe this picture speaks a lot and they believe Rawlings, Kufour, Atta Mills and John Mahama were the true nation builders of Ghana but not Akufo-Addo.
Check out some reactions from some Ghanaians below:
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