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Ghana’s former President Rawlings laid to rest

– – Ghana’s former president, Jerry John Rawlings has been laid to rest in the capital Accra, following a state funeral held in his honour. Wednesday funeral and burial events were well attended by many African and world leaders, many of whom were his friends. Thousands over two days paid their last respect by filing past him when he was laid in state. Mr Rawlings, who was 73, died from an undisclosed illness weeks after burying his own mother who was 101 years old. The government delayed his burial due…

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Ghanaians honour ex-president Rawlings ahead of state funeral

– – Ghanaians on Monday started paying their last respect to the late former president, Jerry John Rawlings who died in November last year. They have been filing past his body which will lay in state on Monday and Tuesday ahead of state funeral and burial on Wednesday. The open casket showing his body is surrounded by flowers, candles and a glass screen at Accra’s international conference centre. Organizers have been enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols as the country also battles surge in the virus infection. NDC leaders file past the…

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Ghana finally sets new date for funeral of ex-president Rawlings

– – Ghana’s government has announced new dates for funeral and burial services for ex-Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings. The former president will now be laid in state for public viewing from January 24 to 26 and burial service held on January 27. A communication from the government to this effect comes weeks after some traditional rulers in Ghana were outraged over the burial arrangements for Mr. Rawlings. The funeral planning committee last month said funeral of Jerry Rawlings who died at the age of 73 last year, will be held…

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Ghana: Chiefs angry over funeral plans for ex-president Rawlings

– – Some traditional rulers in Ghana are outraged over the burial arrangements for ex-Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings. It follows the announcement by the funeral planning committee that the funeral of Jerry Rawlings will be held on December 23 at the Independence Square in Accra. In a statement the planning committee said the decision was taken by the family and the government which has given an assurance of organizing a state burial ceremony for the late leader who died last month at the age of 73. But this has not gone down…

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Ghana: Daughter of late President Rawlings warns of funeral scam

– – The eldest daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings has warned against online fraudsters who claim to be raising money for her father’s funeral. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, in a statement posted on her Facebook account on Thursday, said fake social media accounts had been created in her name to solicit funds. She said the fraudsters are targeting people who are sending their condolences. Ms Agyeman-Rawlings is the MP for the Klottey Korle constituency in Ghana’s parliament. – – Former leader Jerry Rawlings died on 12 November aged 73. The government declared…

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All-African Students mourn death of Ghana’s ex-president Rawlings

– – The All-African Students Union (AASU) has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of the late former President of Ghana, Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. In a statement signed by the Secretary-General of AASU, Peter Kwasi KWOJIE, he noted that the great work of President Jerry John Rawlings cannot be overemphasized. The Former President Passed on after a short illness at the Korle-bu Teaching hospital in Accra on November 12th 2020. The AASU statement noted that the legacy of Former President Rawlings will forever live on. “Unquestionably, Ghana…

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Ghana’s former President Rawlings is dead

– – Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings has died at the age of 73. He died on Thursday in the capital Accra while undergoing medical treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Mr. Rawlings last month buried his mother Madam Victoria Agbotui who died at the age of 101. Rawlings, a former military leader who subsequently became a politician ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001. He previously ruled for a brief period in 1979 after leading a military junta. – – Rawlings remained a leader of a military junta until 1992…

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