Ghanaians will bid farewell to late Jerry John Rawlings on December 23, funeral planning team announced.
A statement issued by Mr. James Victor Gbeho, Head of the Funeral Planning Committee on Monday, 30 November 2020, said: “The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has, in consultation with the government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23 December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra”.
“The family is working in conjunction with the government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course”, the statement said.
Rawlings served as Head of State and President of the 4th republic of Ghana between 1981 to 2001.
The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Ghana’s longest-serving head of state , died on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness.
By: Nana Araba Bedu-Addo / awakenewsroom.com