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How Rawlings’ animals announced his death at home – Amina reveals

The third daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Amina, has disclosed how her father’s love for nature was made manifest even when he departed from the world.

Recounting events that unfolded among his canines at his residence, Amina indicated that they gathered around her father’s usual sitting spot and howled throughout the night.

“You made sure we grew up appreciating and loving nature. Always around animals, always in the field, always enjoying the freedom in nature.

“You created your very own Garden of Eden, full of all manner of animals living in harmony, where they would otherwise be each other’s lunch!

“From Jack Parlance your rooster to the wild geese who still think they own your home, to your doves, hawks and your many dogs to name but a few.

“It is no wonder, that at the moment of your departure, your dogs gathered around your usual sitting spot, howling till they eventually slept from exhaustion,” she noted in her farewell tribute to her father.

It is no secret that former President Rawlings was a deep lover of nature and animals as has been recounted on a number of occasions by all who came into contact with him.

So much so that, as far back as while in Senior High School, Mr Rawlings was the only one who was able to ride a notorious horse known to all as ‘Lucifer’. Riding the horse required one to be able to do so without a brass and thus the former president was one of only two people who could do so.

A former student of Achimota and Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia indicated that only ‘geniuses’ like Mr Rawlings could ride ‘Lucifer’.


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