A former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings has passed on, he reportedly died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Rawlings tried to fix the nation having overthrown President Limann in 1981.
He is suspected to have died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday morning.
Facts About Jerry Rawlings
1. The late President, who was born Jerry John Rawlings on June 22, 1947, was a retired Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001.
2. Before Rawlings emerged as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d’état in 1979, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979.
3. Rawlings was re-elected in 1996 for four more years and later endorsed his vice-president, John Atta Mills as a presidential candidate in 2000.
4. He established the Economic Recovery Program in 1982 and also founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
5. Rawlings was named the first International Year of Volunteers 2001 Eminent Person by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in November 2000.