Leila Djansi, a Ghanaian filmmaker has lashed out at critics of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, stating that the nation will never get another leader of his caliber.
In a post on her Facebook page she questioned those saying “J.J. Rawlings had a good and bad side.”
In her opinion it is unhealthy for people to refer to individuals who enforce discipline, integrity, hard work and selflessness as being difficult or bad.
“Rawlings SAVED Ghana from hunger and all the corruption wrought under Acheampong. He punished the guilty. If that’s what made him bad, well…”
She described the late stateman as rare and a dreamy god.
Ms Djansi wrote that the country will never have “a legend” like the late former President ever again.
“Every plane that flew above our heads brought the chant “JJ Rawlings” from kids…Rest Well! You will be missed and never forgotten!”