RAWLINGS PLAYED WITH HIS TOY PLANES DURING CABINET MEETINGS ~ PROF. AHWOI
A former appointee and local government expert, Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, has said that the former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, was always playing with his toy planes during Cabinet meetings.
In his Working with Rawlings book, the former Minister and a close ally of John Dramani Mahama has intimated that whilst serious discussions would be going on at Cabinet meetings, former President Rawlings would rather shift his focus on playing with toy planes he sent to the meetings.
”Oftentimes, he would feign disinterest and be looking through the window or playing with his toy planes”
Professor Ahwoi also on page 232 said that the former president lacked knowledge on most of the issues tabled at Cabinet and would feign disinterest during such discussions.
”In my encounters with him at PNDC meetings and at Cabinet meetings, I could tell that he did not understand many of the very technical issues that used to be debated”
Professor Ahwoi in his book, described the former Ghanaian leader as an unfit leader who was always intimidating his subordinates.
Working with Rawlings has Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as the one who wrote its foreword. She and Ahwoi joined hands to sink Rawlings.