Way back in 1996, do you remember…
President Jerry Rawlings’ won the 1996 general elections with 57% of the popular votes as opposed to Kufour’s 39.62%.
The 200 and 500 cedis were first introduced in 1996 and were in circulation until 2007.
During a cabinet meeting on December 30, 1995, Vice President Nkensen Arkaah said he was kicked in the groin and punched by President Jerry Rawlings in a fight.
“He gave me a terrible blow on the shoulder which sent me falling to the floor,” Nkensen Arkaah told a news conference, which was also attended by diplomats. “He then attempted to pull me up by my shoulder in order to hit me further. He tore the shoulder of my jacket in the process.” he said.
More than 3,000 refugees from the rusty Nigerian freighter Bulk Challenge streamed into the western Ghana port of Takoradi on May 14, 1996.