Ghanaian business mogul Oscar Yao Doe (King Oscar) who is the Chairman and Executive of Doscar Group, has bemoaned the negative mentality of leaders in Ghana in the past years, which is affecting progress and the country’s development for almost two decades now.
King Oscar has shared a personal post he did on social media, titled ‘Our Painful Story Since Year 2000 After President Rawlings Left Power Gracefully’, the businessman and philanthropist wrote…
"Our Painful Story Since Year 2000 After President Rawlings Left Power Gracefully: When The Political Elites Keep Collecting Moneys From Businesses & Wealthy Individuals to Fund Their Political Ambitions When They Needed It Most Especially When They Find Themselves in An Opposition Bench. At That Moment They Are Your Great Great Friend & Your Businesses. Then When They Get That Temporary Power With Extreme Privileges and Fully Funded By The State Including Free Accommodation, Free Fuel, Free Travelling Expenses, Free Free Free at The Expense of Tax Payers, Then All of a Sudden Their Memories Are Wiped Out Immediately Into Dustbin. Then They Feel Soo Foolishly and Hollow Powerful, They Even Think They Have Become Powerful Than God! Wow Wow Wow They Said, And They Foolishly Think They Have State Apparatus In Their Pockets And They Can Use It To Harass And Destroy Businesses & Some Targeted Individuals on Their Advance List. The Sad Aspect is That they Destroy The Same Businesses They Have Been Milking Money Money Money from Including The Banks They Have Collapsed Deliberately. This Kind of Mindset Is Outdated, We Cannot Create The Needed Environment To Generate Wealth & Share Prosperity For Our People With This Kind of 1960's & 1970's Era Of Mentality. Ghana Deserves Better, Getting Power Doesn't Translate Automatically Into Personal Ownership of The Nation. Our Leaders Are Not Realizing That Our State Institutions Has Become Soo Classic and Soo Noble, Our Institutions Has Become The Symbol of Hope Especially The Security Institutions (National Security, BNI, Army Intelligence Units, Police Intelligence Units and EOCO) So You Cannot Be Successful In Using Them For Personal Vendetta, You Cannot Because They have Experienced When The So Called Powerful Used Them & Dumped Them, So Their Allegiance is To The State of Ghana Only" and I Salute Our State Institutions Especially The Security Forces, and Our Civil Society Organisations, Religious Organisations & The Media Organisations, and Our Creative Arts Industry For Standing Tall !!! Kudos! May God Bless You All For Your Sacrifices and Service To The Nation. Ayekoo! Ayekoo! Ayekoo! Ghana Shall Rise Again!"
Jerry John Rawlings (born 22 June 1947) is a former Ghanaian military leader and politician who ruled the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992 and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.
Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana 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 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council.
In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress, and became the first President of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000. He currently serves as the African Union envoy to Somalia.