Meet the Leader: H.E. Jerry Rawlings

Meet the Leader: H.E. Jerry Rawlings

Interview with H.E. Jerry Rawlings, former President of the Republic of Ghana

Date: October 30, 2015

Guest: H.E. Jerry Rawlings

In this episode of Meet the Leader, we sit down with the former President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Jerry Rawlings. where he discusses his background, his vision for Ghana, and the challenges of leading the country, as well as his role on the continent post the presidency.

H.E. Jerry Rawlings

Former President of the Republic of Ghana

H.E. Jerry John Rawlings initially came to power as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force, following a coup d'état in 1979 and, after initially handing power over to a civilian government, took back control of the country on 31st December, 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council.

In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress and became the first president of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for a further four years, and stepped down from the presidency in early 2001.