State funeral for Rawlings to be held on December 23

BREAKING NEWS: Former President J.J Rawlings is dead

A state funeral for the late former President, Jerry John Rawlings, will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Independence Square in Accra.

A statement from the funeral planning committee said 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.”

Mr. Rawlings died on November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness aged 73.

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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