Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, has called on Ghanaians to hold their leaders accountable if they do not perform to their expectation.
The member of parliament, who is also the first daughter of leader of the June 4 uprising, former President Jerry John Rawlings, said it was imperative that the electorate vote on issues that they know are possible.
In a passionate delivery at a durbar to climax activities marking the 40th anniversary of the June 4 uprising, Dr. Rawlings said, Ghanaians are discerning; as they know what is true from wrong. She stated that, Ghanaians should be guided by these principles in their choice of members of the assembly, members of Parliament and of the Executive.
The Klottey Korle MP said the 40th anniversary of the June 4 uprising was an opportunity to restore what they believed in once upon a time and make sure that the younger generation know where they come from.
Hon. Dr. Zanetor revealed that, their history is not always something pleasant and it is not always some that makes them rejoice but it is theirs, hence the need to stay and fight for the right. She stated that, that will enable them build a strong and unified country.
Describing the celebration as a period for sombre reflection, Dr. Rawlings said until they reach a point where the conditions that led to the June 4 uprising are no longer present, they will always stand the risk of repeating history.
She said, aside honoring the memory of those who laid down their lives during the uprising, the commemoration was to celebrate the fact that they have the Fourth Republic because the PNDC made it possible and the PNDC was borne out of June 4 and 31st December.
Dr. Zanetor Rawlings said the blood that was shed following the uprising must be a constant reminder of the ultimate price that others paid for the values and principles to be restored as the years Ghanaians have enjoyed stable constitutional rule are not by accident.