Rawlings’ Final Journey Begins Today

The final funeral rites of Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings will begin today with a Catholic Requiem Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

This will be followed by a night vigil at the Air Force Officers Mess, Giffard Road, near  the El-Wak Stadium.

On Monday, the 25th of January 2021, the mortal remains of the former President will be laid in state at the Accra International conference centre where heads of the various political parties, traditional leaders, other important dignitaries and members of the public will pay their last respect to the late former President.

On Tuesday January 26, President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia together with their spouses would pay their last respect to the late former President.

This would be followed by that of former Presidents and their spouses, the Chief of Staff, the Speaker of Parliament, former Speakers, the Chief Justice, former Chief Justices, Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of Parliament (MPs), former ministers of state and members of the diplomatic corps would also have their turn on the same day.

The four day event will be climaxed with a state funeral service at the Black Star Square in Accra on Wednesday January 27.

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