- Former President Jerry John Rawlings is 73 years old today, June 22, 2020
- Rawlings reached out to the less privileged in the society to mark the occasion
- The former president also presented PPEs to Pantang and Accra Psychiatric hospitals
Former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, has turned 73 on Monday, June 22, 2020.
And as part of celebrations to mark his birth date, he reached out to the less privileged in the society in celebration.
Ahead of the celebration, the former president delegated a team to make donations of PPEs and other relief items to the Pantang Hospital, Mawuvio Outreach Orphanage at Ayikuma, and the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
A video sighted by Legit.ng saw packages of provisions being distributed to vendors and other less privileged persons along the Fiesta Royale Traffic Lights, and the Kawukudi Junction.
Rawlings decided to share the great day with less privileged people.
As expected, Ghanaians have taken to the post which the former president shared to wish him well.
Asumah asked for a long life for him.
Mananadihno prayed for the continuous blessing from Allah for him.
Awal prayed for him to age with mercy.
Nathaniel prayed for peace to him and his family.
Ansah also wished him a happy birthday.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a former worker at the White House, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, who served as a butler under 11 different presidents died of coronavirus at the age of 91.
He retired from service in 2012. NBC News reports that he was one of the longest-serving workers at the government house and was very much remembered by former president Gorge W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush on Wednesday, May 21.
“He was a lovely man. He was the first person we saw in the morning when we left the residence and the last person we saw each night when we returned,” the Bushes said.
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According to Jerman’s granddaughter, Jamila Garret, the 91-year-old man started as a cleaner in 1957 under the Eisenhower administration before he got his promotion during the Kennedy presidency.
Jamila added that Jerman built relationships in the White House that were helpful to him throughout his career.
The granddaughter also said that he was a family man who so much gave himself to service to others.
It should be noted that the late dedicated worker’s photo with Barack and Michelle Obama was published inside the first lady’s memoir, Becoming.