- Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has paid great respect to the late former President of Ghana, JJ Rawlings
- In the funeral brochure of Papa J, the queen indicated that she vividly recalls coming to meet the former President in 1999
- She also recognized the invaluable contribution JJ Rawlings made to Ghana's democracy and the Commonwealth
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Queen Elizabeth II has eulogized the late former president of Ghana, Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings as part of his burial ceremony that took place on January 27, 2021, at the Black Stars Square.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Factsandtruths_official, Her Royal Majesty indicated that the late former president made an invaluable contribution to Ghana's democracy.
The queen also mentioned that she vividly recalls her visit to Ghana in 1999 and how relational Jerry John Rawlings was at several iconic meetings.
See post below:
The Royal Majesty's own words were:
"I recall fondly my visit to Ghana in 1999 and the many discussions we had at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings"
"He made an invaluable contribution to the creation of the current constitution and returning Ghana to democracy in 1992"
These words were stated in the funeral brochure of the later former president
Meanwhile, the late former President Ft Lt Jerry John Rawlings was buried in a grand state funeral that took place on January 27, 2020, at the Black Stars Square in Accra, and was dominated by the Akan culture
Although some other cultures were also on display, it is clear from the pictures sighted by YEN.com.gh that most of the cultural displays were Akan.
This has generated a great debate on social media as the former president whose funeral was being organized is an Anlo man, an Ewe from the Southern part of the Volta Region.
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