The family of former President Jerry John Rawlings has disclosed the date of the funeral of the country’s longest-serving head of state.
The Head of Funeral Planning Committee, James Victor Gbeho in a press release issued on Monday 30th November 2020, sighted by HOTNEWS indicated that, “the family in consultation with government have agreed on December 23, for the funeral” This will come off at the Independence Square in Accra.
The former ambassador said, “The family is working in conjunction with 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 have been directed to email their tributes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statesman died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness at age 73. He is the founder of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and died three weeks after burying his 101-year-old mother, Victoria Agbotui.