E.T Mensah Discloses Politicians Encounter With Late Prez. Rawlings
One of the longest-serving Ministers under the Rawlings regime, Enoch Teye Mensah has disclosed that, people often described him and other colleagues who worked with the late Jerry John Rawlings as fools.
The former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram who served as the Mayor of Accra and the Sports Minister under the Rawlings administration noted that his former boss was worth emulating and as such his leadership principles should be upheld.
“You might not like him but at the end, you will see that it was worth emulating him,” E.T Mensah told GTV at the final funeral rites of Rawlings monitored by the media
He added, “Papa J did something fantastic which people need to learn about him. All the people he chose to work with are people who had seen his overwhelmed performance. In leadership, we need to select strong leaders who are matured enough to take bold decisions for good administration and management of the country.
According to him, many people complained that, the former statesman was only using his appointees to serve his selfish interest and not to develop the country.
He added that, people eventually attributed members who served under the Rawlings regime as goons who were pushed around by the ex-president.
E.T Mensah said, “people attributed those of us who worked together with the administration of the late president Jerry John Rawlings, as fools. They said you guys would allow him to bully you, but he never bullied anybody.”
Advising the youth of today, E.T Mensah, stated, “It pays to pay your time, you don’t have to rush. We’ve heard it around and we’ve seen it, if you rush you will crush and you will never be able to recover.”
Mr. E.T Mensah disclosed that “president Jerry John Rawlings did something remarkable which people ought to learn about him. All the people he enhanced to work with are people who had seen his unique credibility at all times. In leadership, we need to choose bold people who are strong mentally and physically like the former president Rawlings who was blessed with those qualities.
According to him, many people complained that, the former president Jerry John Rawlings was only using his appointees to serve his selfish interest as a president and not for the development of the country.
“Whatever you are doing, there will be a day of reckoning, and when the day comes, what you will use to defend yourself is the life that you led. The young ones are too much in a hurry,” he added.