- Jerry John Rawlings died in November 2020 after a short illness
- He has been laid in state since Sunday, January 24, 2021
- NDC held a symposium on Monday to honour his legacy
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John Dramani Mahama has warned that there will be attempts to malign former President Jerry John Rawlings’ legacy in the future.
Mahama sounded this caution on Monday, January 25, 2021, during a symposium in honour of the late former president.
Rawlings died on November 12, 2020, whilst receiving treatment after a short illness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
He has since Sunday, January 24, 2021, been laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre.
He was 73.
Speaking during the event, Mahama who was the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2020 general election observed that with Rawlings’ demise “the revisionists” will commence their work again “to try and denigrate this history of his life and history.”
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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.
Ghana has since January witnessed an astronomical surge in the 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.”
They have been trained on COVID-19 prevention and treatment in China, the leader of the team, Zhuang Shaohui, was quoted as saying.
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