The first president of the fourth republic of Ghana, the late Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings was given a befitting state burial on January 27, 2021.
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His funeral rites started on January 24, 2021, to enable people from far and near pay their last respect to the statesman who was respected both here in Ghana and abroad.
Rawlings passed away on November 12, 2020, after a short illness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
He passed away just a few weeks after laying his late mother to rest.
Weeks after the well deserving funeral of Rawlings, his family paid a courtesy call to the President at the Jubilee House to thank the government for the befitting burial accorded him.
YEN.com.gh has sighted some photos from the family's visit to the presidency.
As usual, Ghanaians have reacted to the visit by Rawlings' family to the presidency
Nii Zumstar had quite a lot to say.
This is the epitome of democracy most especially here in Africa. And this is almost happening only in your jurisdiction as Chief Regulator. Live long enough to guide the subsequent leaders to come on how to harness the freedom, liberty and peace we have as a country and convert them into policies and systems that would make the lives of ordinary Ghanaians better. May God console the bereaved family and fill their vacuum. #RIPJJ
McKenzie Nana Qweku Prempeh believes the Akufo-Addo government honored the late Rawlings
Indeed you and your government honored the late President Rawlings. God bless you and may HE comfort the family
Lucy Ankomah lauded the president for playing a role in the burial or Rawlings.
WELL DONE.thanks mr president, and such a solid thanks of flt lt.jj rawlings family to show such kind of appreciation
Sophia Aikins said Konadu should take Solace in the lord.
Long live our president Nana Akufo Addo ! condolences to the Rawlings family!Mrs Rawlings take solace in the Lord...it is well...
In other news, the Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has sarcastically suggested that President Akufo-Addo needs to consider the appointment of an awareness minister.
His sarcastic comment comes after almost all the nominees kept chanting the mantra "I'm unaware" to some critical questions they were asked when they appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
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