NDC to hold virtual symposium to celebrate Rawlings’ legacy

NDC to hold virtual symposium to celebrate Rawlings’ legacy

- NDC has said it will hold a symposium to celebrate Jerry John Rawlings

- Rawlings was the founder of the party

- He died at age 73

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to hold a virtual symposium to honour the memory of its founder, Jerry John Rawlings.

Former President Rawlings who was laid in state since Sunday, January 24, 2021, at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre died on November 12, 2020, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, whilst receiving treatment after a short illness.

He was 73.

NDC to hold virtual symposium to celebrate Rawlings’ legacy
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In a report filed by Citi News, the NDC said the symposium will start at 7 pm at the Karma conference centre, and that it forms part of a series of activities earmarked for the celebration of the legacy of the former president.

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Senior members of the party expected to speak during the event include Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, a member of the Council of Elders, National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the leader of the NDC Minority group in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament.

The party’s flagbearer in the disputed December 2020 general election, John Mahama is also expected to speak.

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Rawlings’ burial service which will take place at the Independence Square on Wednesday, January, 27 is open to members of the public.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) called on the Akufo-Addo administration to restrict attendance to the state funeral for former President Jerry John Rawlings.

According to the association, the event has the potential of being a super spreader of the deadly COVID-19.

It has therefore urged the administration to encourage people to follow proceedings on Television and other social media platforms.

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Ghana has since January witnessed an astronomical surge in case count. Active cases stand at 3, 286 as of the time of filing this report with six more deaths recorded, taking the number to 367.

China reportedly deployed a medical team, including frontline doctors to Ghana following the recent rise of cases in the country.

The medical team from China, the origin of the deadly contagion, includes 11 doctors in “various specialties.”

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