Rawlings roar "We are doing too much politics with the truth" - Rawlings

Former President Rawlings has taken a swipe at the Mahama-led government for re-invigorating the class structure in Ghana.

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings

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Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has expressed concern about the “lightheaded” manner religious, social and political matters are portrayed by sections of the media.

He said the practice has contributed to dehumanize and make Ghanaians superficial.

Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Afrikania Mission in Accra on Tuesday, the former president said, “We are doing too much politics with the truth.”

“Some of us have very little understanding into human nature or into the power of God and yet we want to propagate issues to do with God and godliness and we are reducing the substance and spiritual essence in our humanity.”

The former President described as perpetuation of decay, the situation where the media highlight shallow discourse on religion, politics and social issues especially on radio and television. “For the average mind once the TV or radio station carries it then it’s okay.

”President Rawlings also took a swipe at the NDC for re-invigorating the class structure. “We the liberators [NDC] have ended up perpetuating a class rule in this country.

The PNDC/NDC came to liberate us but the same NDC from Mills’ time to now have ended up restoring and perpetuating the class structure.”

The PNDC, the former President said, was an expression of the will of the people. “As the Head of State and leader I was not unaware of the aspirations and sensibilities of our people.

“We should show a little more sense, a little more responsibility when it comes to our relationship with God. What is important is that religion must show a sense of compassion, love and respect for one another."

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