The date and venue for the final funeral rites of the late Jerry John Rawlings have finally been announced by the family and the state.
Per a released statement sighted by browngh.com, Independence Square is the selected venue for the burial service and it is dated December 23, 2020.
The statement from the family signed by Ambassador James Victor Gbeho who is the Head of Funeral Planning Committee says:
“The family is working in conjunction with the Government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”
Read the full statement below
PRESIDENT RAWLINGS’ FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23
The family of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has in consultation with the Government, agreed that the date for the State funeral of the former President is confirmed for Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at the Independence Square in Accra.
The family is working in conjunction with the 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 are reminded to email such tributes to [email protected]
Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)