Rawlings' Funeral to be held on December 23 at Independence Square
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Rawlings’ Funeral to be held on December 23 at Independence Square

Rawlings’ Funeral to be held on December 23 at Independence Square

Rawlings’ Funeral to be held on December 23 at Independence Square

A state funeral for the late former President, Jerry John Rawlings who died on November 12, 2020 at the Korle-bu  Teaching hospital will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

This was announced in a statement issued in Accra and signed by the funeral planning committee,  Ambassador James Victor Gbeho on Monday.

According to the statement the late president’s family “is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”

“Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to tributes@jjrawlingsmemorial.org,” it said.

Former President Rawlings died at age 73 after a short illness.

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Since his death many tributes have been poured in from African leaders and celebrities.

He was described by many as a “state man” and the “big guy” whose death was sudden and a sad day in Ghana’s political history.

JJ Rawlings was applauded for his immense contributions in the attainment of the democracy the country is currently enjoying.

He was the first president of the fourth republic and the founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Find below the full statement
PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23
The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.

The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.

Individuals and institutions who wish to contribute tributes to the memory of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings are reminded to email such tributes to tributes@jjrawlingsmemorial.org.

Signed:

Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)

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