The former Asante Kotoko Board Member, Kennedy Agyepong (Kenpong), has reiterated the passing of Jerry John Rawlings as a major misfortune not exclusively to him as a genuine friend yet Ghana and Africa in general.
The business contractor was among prominent characters that recorded past the remains of the statesman at the Accra International Conference Center.
He left the burial service grounds with overwhelming sadness, and summed up his involvement with a sentence saying, “I have lost a genuine brother and a friend.”
As far as he might be concerned, he drew great life exercises and inspiration from the former Ghanaian president, who until his death was his dearest friend.
“Presumably, the former President was a genuine friend. He was a decent man. He shared the little he had with me. On numerous events, he would call me to come over so we share things a contributor had offered him.
“On many times, he would encourage me to be decent in all I do. He challenged me to take a stab at greatness especially in business when I call on him.
“Despite his stature and all that he achieved while in office and when he retired, he stood low, and would visit me at my residence, a training I deemed as an advantage.
“Ghana and indeed Africa has lost a great personality, he wanted to serve and he demonstrated that on numerous events when I visited him. May his delicate soul rest in peace,” said Kenpong.
He added that “I was in Tanzania some years back. There was an issue and l needed his opinion. Indeed, he impacted me; be that as it may, on my return, he came to me together with his driver (Agbey) with a big fish to apologize for the impact.
“He always needed me to prevail in my businesses.”
Rawlings, 73, passed on last November after a short ailment, leaving behind a wife and four children.