Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on Cuba to continue to offer support towards Ghana’s socio-economic development.
While touting the huge support and sacrifices the people of Cuba had committed towards Ghana and other African countries, Mr. Rawlings asked Cuba to take a hard look at what more it could do to assist Ghana.
“If there’s any assistance you can give Ghana it is extremely crucial that you do so now,” Flt Lt Rawlings said, when the visiting Vice-President of the Cuban Council of State, Madam Mercedes Lopez Acea called on him at his office on Sunday.
The former President said one of the greatest benefits Ghana has received from Cuba are the products of the Isle of Youth in Cuba.
He noted that the Isle of Youth, beyond educating our youth also brought out their sense of self-belief by re-inculcating the values of respect, integrity and patriotism, which are sometimes lost through the adoption of the English language as a medium of power that lacks the authority, humility and cultural values inherent in our own languages.
Mr. Rawlings was grateful that Cuba continues to offer education and medical assistance to Ghana and other African countries.
The former President told the visiting delegation how he attempted to impress on some African leaders especially those with oil at that period to assist in financing the Isle of Youth since a good number of African students brought the benefits of studying there back home.
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