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Jerry  John Rawlings, commonly known as J. J. Rawlings, was born on June 22,  1947, in Accra, Gold Coast (now Ghana). He was a Ghanaian military  officer and politician who played a significant role in the country's  history.Rawlings first rose to prominence through his  involvement in a series of military coups. In 1979, he led the Armed  Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) to overthrow the military government  of General Fred Akuffo. Rawlings then handed over power to a civilian  government but returned to stage another coup in December 1981,  establishing the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) and  assuming the role of head of state.During his tenure, Rawlings implemented various  economic and political reforms aimed at addressing corruption and  improving the living conditions of Ghanaians. He pursued an ideology of  social justice and Pan-Africanism, emphasizing the need for  self-reliance and development in Africa. Rawlings promoted agricultural  initiatives, prioritized education and healthcare, and initiated  infrastructural projects to stimulate economic growth.Rawlings also championed democratic governance in  Ghana. Under his leadership, a new constitution was introduced in 1992,  paving the way for multiparty elections. Rawlings won the presidential  elections in 1992 and 1996 and completed his maximum constitutional term  in 2001.After leaving office, Rawlings remained active in  Ghanaian politics and continued to advocate for social and economic  development in Africa. He played a role as a statesman and was involved  in regional peace and mediation efforts. Rawlings maintained a strong  presence in Ghanaian public life and remained influential in political  discussions.J. J. Rawlings' leadership and legacy in Ghana are  characterized by his commitment to social justice, anti-corruption  efforts, and democratic governance. He left an indelible mark on the  country's political landscape and played a vital role in shaping Ghana's  transition from military rule to democratic governance. His  contributions and influence continue to resonate in Ghana and beyond.  Rawlings passed away on November 12, 2020, leaving behind a legacy of  leadership and dedication to Ghana's progress.Date of Birth22 June 1947CountryGhanaPlace of BirthAccra, Gold Coast (now Ghana)J. J. Rawlings

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Jerry John Rawlings (1947-2020) was a prominent Ghanaian military officer and politician who played a significant role in the country's history. Born in Accra, Ghana, Rawlings joined the Ghanaian Air Force and rose through the ranks to become a flight lieutenant.

Rawlings first gained national attention in 1979 when he led a military coup that overthrew the government, citing widespread corruption and economic mismanagement. However, he handed power back to civilian rule after just a few months, marking the beginning of a transition towards democracy in Ghana.

In 1981, Rawlings staged a second coup, assuming control of the country. This time, he formed the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), a military junta that ruled Ghana for the next 11 years. During his tenure, Rawlings implemented a series of economic and political reforms aimed at combating corruption, improving governance, and promoting social justice. His government pursued policies focused on poverty reduction, agricultural development, and infrastructure improvement.

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DATE OF BIRTH: 22nd June 1947
TIME OF BIRTH: 8:09 am
PLACE OF BIRTH: Accra, Ghana
LONG: 0 W 2
LAT: 6 N 0
ASCENDANT: 01 Leo 50
SUN SIGN: 0 Cancer 04

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