Rawlings goes home today

President J. J. Rawlings

The late Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings will today be laid to rest after a state funeral at the Black Star Square in Accra.

The former President died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital after a short illness on November 12, 2020.

Mr Rawlings has been eulogised as contributing immensely to the thriving of democratic rule and stability in Ghana.

The national activities started on Sunday with a Catholic Requiem Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral and a vigil at the Air Force Officers Mess in Accra.

The late Jerry John Rawlings was laid in state on Monday, January 25th and Tuesday, January 26th, at the Accra International Conference Centre for various interest groups and members of the public to have an opportunity to pay their last respect.

President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, together with their respective spouses filed past the remains of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Among other statesmen who paid their last respect were former presidents John Mahama and John Agyekum Kufuor.

Today, a state burial will be held at the Black Star Square. He will be subsequently conveyed to the Military Cemetery in Burma Camp where he will be buried.


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