Exactly 25 years in the past, on the twenty third of January 1998, the President of the Third Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Hilla Limann handed on to eternity.
Dr. Hilla Limann, a trainer, diplomat and statesman, after successful the June 1979 presidential elections on the ticket of the People’s National Party, an Nkrumaist get together, was sworn into workplace on the twenty fourth of September 1979 because the President of the Third Republic of Ghana.
President Limann, when he got here to energy, was nearly unknown on the nationwide scene, though it emerged that he had been a trainer, served as a ouncillor on the native authority stage and a analysis officer on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
His 27 months as President of the Republic of Ghana from twenty fourth September 1979 to thirty first December 1981 revealed him as an unassuming, modest and incorruptible politician.
Dr. Limann dignified the excessive workplace with unparalleled integrity along with his insistence that the rule of regulation and due course of should be the norm in all issues referring to authorities.
President Limann held on to the beliefs of democracy.
Stating that his ideology was Ghana, Dr Limann shaped an all-inclusive authorities through which members of the opposition on the time corresponding to Mr. Harry Sawyer have been nominated and appointed as cupboard ministers.
The late Mr. William Ofori Atta (Paa Willie), who contested Dr. Limann within the 1979 elections, was nominated and appointed because the chairman of the Council of State.
Leading members of the opposition have been included in his entourage throughout his visits overseas. He allowed debate and welcomed contribution from all quarters.
Dr. Limann run a really clear, lean, merciful, and trustworthy authorities.
There was no single political prisoner underneath his watch and after his overthrow.
The kangaroo courts, the commissions of enquiry together with the notorious Citizens Vetting Committee, couldn’t set up any act of corruption attributable to him and nothing antagonistic was established in opposition to any of his political appointees.
Those who had judged President Limann harshly when his authorities was overthrown ought to eat again their phrases and revise their views about him and democracy.
As the Executive President and Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, he might have illegally detained individuals who have been suspected of plotting to overthrow his authorities however he didn’t as a result of he believed within the rule of regulation.
In reality, only a few previous Presidents in Africa have escaped being accused of amassing wealth after they’d left workplace.
Dr. Limann was an exception, he was by no means accused of amassing wealth though there was ample alternative for him to take action. There would have been no classes learnt if he had used autocratic and unlawful strategies to abuse his workplace and amass wealth. He was meek and humble as he confirmed that holding political workplace is a service.
After forming one other get together when Ghana entered a brand new political period in 1992, Dr Limann demonstrated how selfless he was when he stepped down in 1996 for one more candidate to contest the Presidential election for his get together.
He might simply have insisted on being the one match candidate as a result of he had shaped the get together.
Even after his overthrow, he selected to not subvert the federal government of those that toppled his authorities.
He confirmed us all that there was advantage in ready patiently for democracy to occur once more.
He was ready to attend for a chance to contest elections regardless of how lengthy that took.
Thus, in Ghana’s political historical past Dr Hilla Limann, stands out as a gentleman President who aspired to the excessive workplace and used it to serve his nation.
He was a paragon of service with integrity and an apostle of the democracy and the rule of regulation.