Date for burial of Rawlings announced

The date for the final funeral rites of the late Jerry John Rawlings has been announced by the family in conjunction with the state.

The burial service will be held at the Independence Square on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

A statement from the family signed by Ambassador James Victor Gbeho who is the Head of Funeral Planning Committee says: “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.”

The former president died on Thursday, November 12 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. He was 73.

Read Full Statement Below

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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