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Mobilizing African People for Economic Development

Africa House presented a lecture with Former President of the Republic of Ghana Mr. JJ Rawlings, followed by a Q & A session and dinner in honor of the ex-president. Flt Lt (Retd) Jerry John Rawlings was twice the head of state of Ghana and was the First President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, leading the nation from 1979 to 2001. One of Ghana’s and indeed Africa’s most controversial leaders, Rawlings is admired by a large segment of Ghanaians with many considering him and his years in the office responsible for the current economic stability and deep democratic roots in Ghana. For others, his early military rule remains unforgivable. In 1993, Mr. Rawlings was the joint recipient of the World Hunger Award.