Ghana’s former president’s funeral plans set

Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings. [Photo; The Africa Report]

Dec 1st 2020 – The state funeral of Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings will take place on December 23rd.

According to the funeral planning team, the ceremony will be held at the Independence Square in the capital, Accra.

The head of the funeral planning committee James Victor Gbeho said in a statement, “The family is working in conjunction with government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”

The ex-president died on 12th November at the age of 73, following a short illness.

Rawlings served as the head of state, and president of the West African country between 1981 and 2001.

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