Mills Can’t Use An Organization Tainted With Corruption To Win First Class – Mrs Rawlings

Former First Lady and President of the 31st December Women's Movement (DWM), Nana Konadu Agyeman- Rawlings, has asserted that the Mills’ administration cannot expect to acquire First Class in an examination by using an organization tainted with corruption and negativity, stressing that until the government does “a house-cleansing exercise, the rest will be history”. Mrs Rawlings however added that she cannot determine if the NDC leadership will heed the call by the party’s founder, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings for a “house-cleaning” since the leadership of the party has chosen to go in a certain direction. “What the party founder said is clear and we all understand it…you cannot use an organization that is tainted with corruption or negativity and expect to get a first class in any is not possible so until they do that house cleaning, the rest will be history," she asserted. The former First Lady was speaking in an interview with SaCut Amenga-Etego host of the ‘NEW VOICES’, a political talk show on an Accra-based radio station XFM 95.1 It would be recalled that whiles addressing party supporters last Wednesday at the National Theatre as part of events to mark the 30th anniversary celebration of the 31st December Revolution, ex-president Rawlings stated that the NDC needed a ‘house cleaning exercise’ to rid the party of corrupt officials. The NDC founder decried the manner in which President Mills and member of his administration were running the country with corruption at its highest peak but however added that it was not too late for leadership of the party to go back to the grassroots and listen to the foot soldiers, stressing that “the level of despondency amongst our support base is largely due to the detachment of our leadership from the people.” Asked by the host if she (Nana Konadu) expects the ‘house cleaning’ to come to pass in the NDC, she replied; "I’m not a soothsayer otherwise I would’ve told you about so many things…It would be foolhardy to try to answer a question like that knowing the current prevailing conditions in our party."