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Late Ex-President Rawlings for burial on Dec 23

The funeral of Late Former President Jerry John Rawlings has been slated for Wednesday, December 23, according to an announcement by the family.Mr. James Victor Gbeho, the Head of Funeral Planning Committee, said in a statement on Monday that the ceremony would be held at the Black Star Square in Accra.

Former President Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 after a brief illness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947, and he was a former military leader and politician, who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001.

Rawlings was the longest serving leader of Ghana. He led the military junta until 1992, and later served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had in November announced a state burial for the late former President.

Published on 28.04.2020

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