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Why Rawlings gave his 4 children ‘warrior’ names

Former President, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, christened all his children with names that depicted his charismatic beliefs.

This was revealed by his eldest daughter, Dr Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, during the final burial service of her father.

Whilst eulogising her father, she noted how his drive for change and revolution reflected in all regards of his life, including the naming of his children.

In her tribute, she expounded the names her parents gave herself and her siblings, noting how each was symbolic of one ideal or another, of her father.

Each of the four children she said, was named after a warrior, with the exception of the first whose name signified his quest to free the then ‘darkened’ country, from its gloom.

“Zanetor, an Ewe extraction name, a command meaning ‘darkness must cease’. A name you made and gave to your first child during the difficult times in Ghana as you hoped for an end to the corruption and economic hardship,” she explained.

For her younger siblings, she explained,

Rawlings’ children follow the cortege in procession to the grounds

 

Source: ghanaweb

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