He said those craving for his early retirement were only daydreaming.
According to Mr. Rawlings, he had intentionally kept silent for good reasons and would definitely speak at the appropriate time.
“People have started talking rubbish because I have been quiet for some time but I will definitely speak my mind at the right time for you to know that I am not a person that you can joke with,” he told an enthusiastic crowd at Biriwa on Saturday, before leaving for South Africa.
Mr. Rawlings’s comment attracted a lot of applause from thousands of people who trooped to Biriwa in the Mfantseman West District of the Central Region over the weekend to celebrate their annual Okyire festival celebrated by the people of the area.
The former president disclosed that he had been invited to South Africa to address the African Parliament and would surely tell them some of the irregularities going on in the government of President John Evans Atta Mills.
“There is the need for me to tell the whole world how NDC government is corrupt and cannot perform well,” he added.
“I will bounce back when I come back from South Africa and will expose the impunity going on in the NDC government,” he stated to further loud applause.
Mr. Rawlings urged African leaders to stop looting and other shameful, corrupt practices during their terms of office and do well to institute programmes that would improve the living conditions of their people.
The former president advised the people in the area to stop polluting the beaches by defecating around.
He commended the people of Gomoa Fete for ensuring that their beaches were clean, adding that the Biriwa beach could also become one of the most attractive beaches in the country if only they would clean up the place.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, his wife, encouraged parents to invest in their children’s education and stop spending huge sums of money on funerals and other things that would not help their children’s future in any way.
The couple had a good time as the crowd showered praises while members of the Konadu Fan Club, FONKAR, egged on their founder with inspirational songs.
The Chief of Biriwa, Nana Kow Bonko V, appealed to government to construct a toilet facility for the people to stop defecating around the beach.
Source Daily Guide Ghana