Former President Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings on the successful launch of her biography, ‘It Takes A Woman’; a book which talks about her political life.

The 331-page book, launched on Monday by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, also tells the story of Mrs Rawlings’ political journey as a first lady, her advocacy for women empowerment and founding of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

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Below is what the former President wrote on Facebook and Twitter


Nana Agyeman’s ‘It Takes a Woman’ was successfully launched on Monday. Though it was pre-planned, I, unfortunately, missed it because of an unforeseen delayed return to Ghana from a scheduled medical.

I am happy Nana has taken the bold step to tell her story and it was quite impressive that personalities from across the political divide, business people, traditional authorities, diplomats, friends and sympathizers were present in their numbers to support what undoubtedly was a historic moment.

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Let us profit from the truth by taking it beyond mere academic exercises. If we cannot enrich our lives with it, then let us silently know and recognize those who have engaged in so much political, social, economic and judicial mischief and still continue to profit from it.

So much falsehood has been peddled and fed to some of us for so long. I can only hope and pray that we are bold enough or capable of mustering the courage to now facing some hard truths.

I hope this first book of hers carries enough essentials even as we wait for mine and the additional two she intends to write.

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Let us use this opportunity and gift to ourselves what she has compiled into a book. I have absolute faith and confidence in her integrity and I know she has a better memory and recollection of events that we have all been through over the years.

Be bold and educate yourself with a copy of the truth.

Congratulations, Dear Nana. – JJR