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14.10.2002 General News

Rawlings calls for unity

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Former President Jerry Rawlings on at the weekend called for national unity, transparency and truthfulness within the body politic to concretise democracy and good governance.

He noted that truthfulness was paramount and important for nation building and called for "vigilance and objective mind to recognise truth from lies and good from bad. "Whether in the NDC or NPP, bad is bad and good is good," he said.

Ex-President Rawlings expressed these sentiments when he called on the family of the late Baba Seidu, former Member of Parliament for Ayawaso East, who died on 26 June 2002. The visit coincided with the performance of Adua, a special Moslem prayer for the dead.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Dr Ahmed Mustapha, MP for Ayawaso East, noted that the loss was irreplaceable but urged the family members to continue with his good works.

He called on the youth to help change the negative tags in the media about Nima by re-directing their energy, wisdom and knowledge towards productive ventures.

Dr Mustapha expressed concern about the negative tags, which most often painted the people black and appealed to the media to throw more light on positive developments in the community to encourage the youth.

Other member of the delegation included the Dr Farouk Briamah, former MP for the constituency and Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ibrahim Adam former Minister of Agriculture and E.T. Mensah, former Minister of Youth and Sports.

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