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Wikileaks : Jerry rawlings alikua teja akiwa rais !!!

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    Kwame Nkrumah JF-Expert Member

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    • New Ghana WikiLeaks Revelations: Ghana's former President was a drug adiicy

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    • [h=2]New Ghana WikiLeaks Revelations: Ghana's former President was a drug addict.[/h]
      Co n f i d e n t i a l section 01 of 02 accra 004941

      e.o. 12958: Decl: 07/31/07
      tags: Prel pinr pgov gh
      subject: A close look at ghana's president rawlings

      ref: Accra 01142

      classified by edward brynn, com, reason 1.5(b) and (d)

      ¶1. (c) summary: The netherlands' departing ambassador
      to ghana, hein princen, spent a full week-end in close
      quarters with j. J. Rawlings, and came away both
      fascinated and a bit unnerved. Princen's spouse, a
      trained social worker, saw incontrovertible evidence of
      drug use by the president. Rawlings complained that his
      advisors keep him in the dark. His wife was present,
      and rawlings was deferential towards her, but it was
      clear that they are seen together only for family
      reasons or reasons of state. Princen found rawlings
      tired of his public persona and easily persuaded that
      people were working behind his back. Rawlings seems
      caught between a desire to bring his chief of state
      tenure to a close on one hand, and a lively fear of the
      consequences of so doing on the other. Princen saw
      rawlings' newest eminence grise up close, and did not
      like his baleful influence in the area of ghanaian
      economic policy. End summary.

      ¶2. (u) the setting: Very occasionally rawlings invites
      an accredited diplomat to join his family for week-end
      relaxation and conversation on the modest but
      comfortable presidential yacht anchored in volta lake
      one hundred miles northeast of accra. (the last honoree
      was american ambassador kenneth brown on the eve of his
      departure in mid-1995.) also present were rawlings' six
      children, presidential advisor anthony aidoo (more
      later), an unnamed german engineer/boat captain, and a
      couple of military staffers. Guests so honored are
      enjoined not to discuss the adventure inside ghana, and
      princen assured me that i alone (in ghana) was privy to
      what follows.

      ¶3. (c) the private persona: Ambassador princen's wife
      concluded emphatically that rawlings is a drug-user.
      Periods of high-level energizing were followed by
      rawlings' disappearance for thirty minutes, and upon his
      return he was subdued and even mellow. He perspired
      profusely at short notice, and consumed large quantities
      of non-alcoholic drinks. Princen reinforced my own
      impression that rawlings' attention span has shortened
      of late. But the princens found the president open,
      indulgent towards his children, and extremely
      deferential - even obsequious - towards his spouse. The
      tenor of their conversation reinforced the widespread
      impression that they see each other only in public or in
      the context of this retreat to lake volta. (rawlings
      said this was the first family gathering this year.)
      rawlings watched videos, listened to music, and chatted
      up his guests simultameously. Princen noticed what all
      of us observe as interlocutors: Rawlings' incredible
      inability to recall names, even those of advisers
      constantly at his elbow.

      ¶4. (c) rawlings' circle of advisors: Since
      presidential and parliamentary elections last december
      we have pushed the theme that president rawlings seems
      to have been stripped of a circle of confidants whose
      collective weight, while far from brilliant, appeared to
      moderate rawlings' tendency to overact at first evidence
      of some unpalatable development. We are now well into a
      new phase, where it appears that the president is far
      from well informed as to what transpires in his name.
      He was manifestly out to lunch on the png of our public
      affairs officer in may. World bank and imf visitors
      complain that he seems profoundly uninformed on economic
      matters, even as his minister of finance is seen by
      financial experts inside and outside ghana as alarmingly
      incompetent. Into the vacuum has moved anthony aidoo,
      whose conspiratorial demeanor encourages dark
      speculation about his malign influence on rawlings.
      Aidoo is known to us principally for his entrenched
      leftist leanings, his anti-imperialist rhetoric while a
      professor at cape coast university, and his affection
      for the likes of qadafi and castro. Ambassador
      princen's opportunity to watch aidoo at close quarters
      was far from reassuring. Aidoo seemed to reinforce
      rawlings' fears that senior government officials were
      conspiring to hide things from the president. Aidoo's
      obsequious behavior towards mrs. Rawlings also
      reinforced the impression here in accra that she is in
      some degree responsible for the alienation of the
      president's traditional friends, with aidoo now filling
      the void.

      ¶5. (c) impact on economic policy: According to princen
      the only sustained substantive discussion focused on
      ghana's current economic problems. Princen was
      intrigued to see rawlings nodding in assent at aidoo's
      pronouncement that high inflation was caused by
      irresponsible elements in the private sector, and that
      the private sector should find a solution. Aidoo also
      fed rawlings the notion that the north carolina summit
      on ghana's competitiveness in the global marketplace was
      a camouflaged attack on rawlings' national democratic
      congress. Princen remonstrated, but he thought with
      limited effect. Princen did gain rawlings' attention by
      registering impressions circulating in accra that the
      world bank and imf are increasingly dissatisfied with
      the performance of both the incumbent minister of
      finance pepprah and the larger economic policies of the
      post-december government. Rawlings responded by lashing
      out at members of his own government - some were cited
      by name - who deliberately conceal problems from his
      attention. Rawlings built up a head of steam on the
      ghana electrical commission's announcement two weeks ago
      that rates would rise up to 300, retroactive to may 1;
      this was designed to destabilize his government, he
      thought. The larger impression, however, was that
      president rawlings was not well informed of recent
      unsettling economic trends.

      ¶6. (c) comment: The impressions registered above are
      those of a veteran career diplomat (previously
      ambassador in peru and now off to sri lamka) whose
      confidential observations on other occasions have held
      up well. Princen's observations echo impressions i
      recorded earlier this year (reftel). If they hold
      water, we must see in them a giant step backwards if
      close confidants like anthony aidoo are prejudicing the
      president against the trade and investment initiative
      launched at chapel hill in early june. And, in a larger
      arena, if as a result of fatigue or isolation or
      unhealthy personal practices president rawlings fails to
      exercise leadership skills during his second
      constitutional term, there might be deleterious
      repercussions for all that touches on the economy: The
      growth of democratic institutions; the continuation of
      an era of domestic peace; the emergence of a private
      sector able to invite significant outside investment and
      play a positive role in the global economy. Ambassador
      princen noted that rawlings plans to mark my own
      departure with a similar week-end adventure. But as it
      now stands that may not come soon, leaving much time for
      anthony aidoo to brew a poisonous potion in the castle.


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    Kwame Nkrumah JF-Expert Member

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    Kwa wanaosema JK anaonewa, mara sijui ni kwa ajili ya uchaguzi wa Igunga...hamna kitu kama hicho. Governments all over the world, have been touched. Kwa wanaosema Serikali ya US ina njama na Tanzania, si kweli. Unajua kwamba WIKILEAKS wame disclose ni wapi missiles za Marekani zipo huko Ulaya? This is a major embarrassment and security concern for US.

    Kipi kinaaibisha zaidi, Rais apokee hongo ya suti au rais teja?
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Kwamba Rawlings alikuwa mvuta bangi hilo sio jipya. Nakumbuka kusoma kuhusu swala hili kwenye gazeti la Africa Now (a pan-African magazine owned by Peter Osajele Aizegbeobor Enahoro, now defunct) mwaka 1981. Huu ulikuwa mwaka ambapo Rawlings alirudi madarakani mara ya pili baada ya kumpindua Dr. Hilla Limann. Tena naona angalau Wikileaks hawakusema waziwazi (they just say he was a drug user without mentioning what kind of drug).
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    Rawlings asingekuwa anavuta bangi, ujasili wa kupindua serikali angeutoa wapi? Mbona hata mawaziri wa Kikwete wanavuta bangi!!!
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Mwaga data basi. Ebu taja jina angalau moja!
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    Hata Gaddafi alikuwa anatumia, na mmoja wa manesi wake kutoka Ukraine amethibitisha hilo, na pila alikuwa amefanyiwa plastic surgery nyingi saana.
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    bi mkora JF-Expert Member

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    source plz
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Nadhani hata Mandela nae alikuwa anazichoma. Manaake kukaa lupango kwa miaka 27 na kubonda mawe kila siku sio mchezo ati!
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    Kwame Nkrumah JF-Expert Member

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    te te tehee.