The sad moment the youngest daughter of Rawlings wept while reading the tribute of her late father on live TV.
The youngest daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Princess Amina Agyeman Rawlings, got goosebumps on sympathizers gathered for her father’s final funeral rites when she broke down in tears.
Princess Amina stopped to allow tears to freely roll down her cheeks as she reads a tribute on behalf of her mother, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.
Young Amina’s voice became shaky when she touched on how her mother’s partner did not live enough to witness all their political dreams to see the light of day.
Part of the tribute read:
“Our home went from our little oasis to an open refuge for all manner of people that believed in your cause. You were passionate and open-hearted, sharing all you had without a thought for yourself. You were passionate and open-hearted, sharing all you had without a thought for yourself…After the arrival of Yaa Asantewaa, it felt like the nation was at its peak with hardship. In spite of this Jerry, your gift of sharing knew no bounds. You would bring different people into our apartment for tea, coffee, and any meal you could lay your hands on in our kitchen. I tried countless times to hide the meagre provisions we had for the children but somehow you always discovered my stash; much to the mirth of your friends”
“You expected me to prove my worth, by refusing to help my organization financially and challenging me flatly to raise my own funds if I felt the cause was important enough . . . Today, I appreciate and understand the importance of separating my NGO, Women’s Movement work from government business. I went all around the world boldly fundraising and shamelessly negotiating in different sectors for opportunities for Ghanaian women and children . . . With your help and support we were able to fight for the rights of women.”
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