Many people have heard of June 4th, which was founded by the late president Jerry John Rawlings, but few are aware of how it came to be.
Citizens took to the streets on June 4th, just as Twene Jonas and other freedom fighters are putting pressure on the government to improve the country. The 4th of June was sparked by a mix of terrible government, corruption, public outrage, and a lack of discipline in the Ghanaian army.
The Supreme Military Council of Lieutenant General Fred Akuffo put the late Jerry John Rawlings on trial in front of the public on June 4th for attempting to topple the country. Rawlings was simply a regular soldier back then, who, like with other soldiers, had been denied payment of their salary for several months.
Papa was arrested and imprisoned as a result of his actions. Other Junior Soldiers infiltrated the jail on June 3rd, 1979, and released Papa J. They took him on national radio after he was set free, where Rawlings proclaimed to the entire country that he had been set free by his colleagues and insighted soldiers to meet him at Burma Camp. The entire country was in a state of upheaval. General F. K. Akuffo and several senior military commanders were executed by firing squad.
Today, June 4th would be remembered in history without the major founder, Papa J. This would be a sad day for the late president’s family and other Papa J admirers.