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Date For Ex-Ghana President Jerry Rawlings Burial Fixed

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Date For Ex-Ghana President Jerry Rawlings Burial Fixed

Ghana government and the family of former President Jerry Rawlings has fixed December 23, 2020 for his (Rawlings) funeral.

Naija News reports that the late president family announced the date on Monday.

In a statement to newsmen, Head of the funeral planning committee, James Gbeho, said the burial rites for the late Ghana president will come off at Independence Square in Accra.

Gbeho said, “The family is working in conjunction with government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”

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

Rawlings led the country first as a military ruler and then as a democratically elected president between 1981 and 2001.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

Born, June 22, 1947, he died at the age of 73.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.