The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of mourning following the death of former president Jerry John Rawlings also known as Papa J, the 1st president of the 4th republic.
His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo in a press release has suspended campaigning for next month’s election, and flags would fly at half-mast.
The seven days of mourning would start on Friday 13th November to 20th November 2020.
“A greater tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for the loss,” Mr Akufo-Addo said, adding that Mr Rawlings would be given a “fitting” state funeral. Part of the text read
The former president died at a state hospital in the capital Accra at the age of 73. It was also recorded in the press statement that the tragic event occurred 10:10am on Thursday 12th November, 2020.
See the full statement below;
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