28-year-old video shows how Nkrumah was buried in ceremony chaired by JJ Rawlings

28-year-old video shows how Nkrumah was buried in ceremony chaired by JJ Rawlings

- On July 1, 1992, the then President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, presided over a burial ceremony for the 1st President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah

- This was the 3rd time the late Nkrumah was being buried as the 1st two took place in Guinea and Nkroful

- Today, both top political icons in Ghana's history are no more after Rawlings' death on November 12, 2020

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A video from Wednesday, July 1, 1992, reveals how Ghana's late former President, Jerry John Rawlings presided over a burial ceremony for Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah.

The footage was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the YouTube channel of the history-lover, Adeyinka Makinde, with 41K subscribers.

Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings was the Military Head of State at the time and the burial was held in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

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A special guest was Mr Sam Nujoma, the long-term leader of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), who in 1989 became the President of Namibia.

This was actually the third burial of Dr Kkrumah who died on April 27, 1972, while in exile in Guinea and for whom a reburial was held previously in his Hometown of Nkroful.

Nkrumah was temporarily buried in Conakry in May 1972 until arrangements were made with the Ghanaian military government led by Colonel Ignatius Acheampong for him to be reburied in Ghana.

It is unbelievable that both iconic head of states now belong in history as Rawlings also passed away on November 12, 2020.

In another interesting report, Prince Benson Mankotam, a gentleman who hails from Antwikrom, a small village in the Bono Region has successfully been called to the bar, which was a childhood ambition.

In a one-on-one engagement with YEN.com.gh's Edward Asare, Prince reveals that at age six, he promised his dad that he will grow up to be a lawyer.

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There were no visible prospects for him to fulfil his dream at the time but interestingly, events started unfolding one after the other in line with his aspiration.

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