Family of the late former President of ghana, F.L.T Jerry John Rawlings has come out to officially announce the funeral date.
In a press statement released by James Victor Gbeho, the Head of Funeral Planning Committee on Monday November 30, says that the family together with the government has come to an agreement to lay the former president to rest on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020.
The funeral which is sscheduled for 23rd December, 2020 has been confirmed to be a state funeral and will be held at the Independence Square in Accra.
Below reads the press statement released by by James Victor Gbeho.
“The family is working in conjunction with 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 have been directed to email their tributes to [email protected].”
Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)
Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday morning, November 12th, 2020. At the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness, just a few days after burying his late mother.
Rawlings was survived by his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman, and his four children, three daughters; Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings, and one so; Kimathi Rawlings. He died at age 73.