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The Burial Date Of The Late Former President Jerry John Rawlings Has Been Postponed

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A statement issued by the Office of the late former President and signed by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa of the Communications Directorate said, “The office of the former President Jerry John Rawlings informs the general public that his funeral will no longer take place on Wednesday, December 23, 2020″.

The Statement further indicated that a new date will be communicated to the public in due course.

 

The postponement of the burial date of the former statesman comes after the Office of the Presidency on Tuesday, December 15 requested that the family of the late Jerry John Rawlings select a suitable date for his burial as well as resolve all outstanding issues surrounding his burial.

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This move, according to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare is to help government plan a befitting ceremony for the late statesman.

Government’s request follows the agitations made by the Awadada of Anlo State on government’s declaration of December 23 as the burial date for the former statesman.

According to the Anlo State, the act was disrespectful as the former president died a chief.

The late former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, died at the age of 73, on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

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Read The Full Statement Below:

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Source: Myghanamedia.com

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