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Former President Jerry John Rawlings to be buried on December 23

This was announced by the family after its consultation with the Government.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

A statement issued by Mr. James Victor Gbeho, Head of the Funeral Planning Committee on Monday, 30 November 2020, said: “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, 23 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”, the statement said.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

It added: “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”.

Mr. Rawlings, Ghana’s longest-serving head of state and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), died on 12 November at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness.