Friday, 27 November

NDC to embark on 'Probity and Accountability' march to honour Rawlings

Politics
Asiedu Nketia

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will embark on a probity and accountability march, in honour of the memory and legacy of the founder of the party and Ghana’s fourth Republic, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

The march, scheduled for Thursday, 26 November 2020 in Accra, is intended “to rekindle the principles of probity and accountability which were zealously championed by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, but has come under serious threats, as evident by recent developments in the country”.

The NDC indicated in a statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia on 19 October 2020 that “it is imperative at this time to rally Ghanaians to uphold and respect the principles of probity and accountability enshrined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, even as the nation prepares for the December 7 polls”.

The party, therefore, called on all its teeming supporters, other political parties, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the general public to join "in this march, which is a befitting tribute to the memory of Ghana's foremost anti-corruption giant."

Former President Rawlings passed away Thursday, morning 12 November 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. 

He was 73 years old.

Read the full statement below:

For immediate release

PROBITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY MARCH IN HONOR OF FLT. LT. JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), wishes to inform the general public that it will, in conjunction with other Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and all progressive forces embark on a Probity and Accountability March, in honour of the memory and legacy of the Founder of the party and Ghana’s 4th Republic, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

The march is scheduled for Thursday, 26th November 2020 in Accra and is intended to rekindle the principles of probity and accountability which were zealously championed by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, but have come under serious threats, as evident by recent developments in the country.

The party believes that it is imperative at this time to rally Ghanaians to uphold and respect the principles of probity and accountability enshrined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, even as the nation prepares for the December 7 Polls.

The NDC kindly invites all its teeming supporters, Political Parties including the ruling New Patriotic Party, CSOs and the general public to join in this march, which is a befitting tribute to the memory of Ghana's foremost anti-corruption giant.

Details about the time of the March converging point, among others will be communicated to the general public in due course.

DATED IN ACCRA, THIS 19TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2020.

Signed,

Comrade Johnson Asiedu Nketia

(General Secretary)

Source: Classfmonline.com