- The date for the state funeral of former president JJ Rawlings has surfaced online
- According to the official statement from the funeral committee, the former Ghanaian leader would be laid to rest on December 23, 2020
- Former president Rawlings is reported to have died on November 12, 2020, after contracting COVID-19
The state funeral for the late former president, Jerry John Rawlings, will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom, further details about the state burial would soon be made public.
The funeral committee which is being headed by astute Ghanaian politician Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, came out with a statement today, November 30, to inform the public of plans made so far.
According to the statement, the family of the former head of state was working closely with the Akufo-Addo-led government to ensure that Flt Lt JJ Rawlings gets a befitting send-off.
See the official statement below:
PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23
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, 23rd 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.
Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to email@example.com.
Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)
Mr. Rawlings died on November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness aged 73.
He left behind his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman, and four children - Zenator Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and Kimathi Rawlings.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on 22 June 1947.
He was a former Ghanaian military leader who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 1992 as Head of State.
He was then democratically elected President of Ghana in 1992 and served till 2000.
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