General News of Wednesday, 29 June 2016
The founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and wife of Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that she does not miss being the First Lady.
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings said even though she misses the high life of travelling around the world with her husband to negotiate deals for Ghana, she hasn’t missed the pressures of being a First Lady since they left office in 2000.
“I don’t [miss being the First Lady] because I don’t think I was doing anything that was extra that I am not doing now,” the founder of the 31st December Women’s Movement told Bola Ray host of Starr Chat Wednesday.
She added “…to be able to travel with my husband and look for finance for Ghana because when I go out I am not going to enjoy myself, I am looking for companies that are coming to help with hospitals, institutions that can help us develop certain skills for Ghanaian youth, now it is not like that anymore, and I do miss that.”
Nana Konadu was born on November 17, 1948. She attended Achimota School in Accra and later continued at the University of Science and Technology, where she read Arts, specialising in Textiles.
She was a student leader and an executive of her Hall of residence, Africa Hall. She got married to former President JJ Rawlings in 1977.
She gave birth to her first child in 1978. She has three daughters and a son followed later.
She is the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party.