Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said that former President Kufuor, during his time, sideline Ewes in the military.

Speaking to the chiefs and people of Mepe in the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region when they paid a courtesy call on him to officially invite him to the final funeral rites of Mamaga Awusi Sreku II, queen of the Mepe Traditional Area , he added that it came to a time when the military service was looking for senior officers and were enlisting 40 in every region.

“when it got to Volta Region they tried to substitute the well-known names with their own people, but when the list got to Burma Camp they did the right thing.”

He said people from the Volta Region have faithfully voted for the National Democratic Congress on many occasions but they have nothing to be proud of because they live in poverty coupled with bad road network.

The chiefs and people of Mepe, who were hosted by the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said the late Mamaga Awusi Sreku III was a great queen who ruled for over 63 years and described her as a big loss to the nation.

Mr Ablakwa said pre-burial rites would start on Friday, August 17, with interment on Saturday, August 18, at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Mepe and thanksgiving service on August 19 in the same church.

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