Rawlings to be buried on Jan. 27

The final burial rites of former President Jerry John Rawlings have been scheduled to come off from January 24 to 27.

This was contained in a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to the international community and diplomatic missions.

The communique sighted by Awake News gave details about other funeral arrangements.

According to the Ministry, Mr Rawlings will be laid in state from January 24 to 26 at the Foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

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Followed by funeral mass on January 26, from 9 am to 11 am at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

A burial service for Ghana’s first president of the Fourth Republic will be held on January 27, from 9 am to 11 am at the Independence Square.

The funeral arrangement had initially been scheduled for December 20, 2020 before it was postponed indefinitely due to concerns raised by the Awadada of the Anlo State, and Agbotui.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 after a short illness, at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital in the run up to the 2020 general elections.

Read the full communique below;Rawlings to be buried on Jan. 27 2

Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah /


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