No One-week Honour For Ex-President Rawlings



The official handlers of the office of Ghana’s Former President Jerry John Rawlings said on Saturday there will be no observation of a one-week ceremony to honour the late leader.

The statement which was signed by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa also said individuals who wish to call on the family of the late former President to express their condolences will be received by pre-arranged appointments.

“Due to Covid-19 protocols, the office kindly informs all groups and institutions who obtain appointments that visitors with appointments who arrive at the former President’s office without nose masks will not be allowed in,” he added.

The statement also urged the general public and sympathisers to visit the Ghana International Conference Centre to sign the book of condolence opened in honour of the late President who passed away on Thursday, November 12 after a short illness.

The vigil is expected to come off Sunday, November 15, at the Obra Spot in Accra from 5 pm to 12:00 midnight.

“Accordingly, it has been decided that the NDC’s funeral activities for the founder will begin immediately and continue through to his burial,” a statement signed by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.