Bury Rawlings at Tefle - Paramount Chief

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi
The late Jerry Rawlings
The late Jerry Rawlings

The Paramount Chief of the Tefle Traditional Area of the Volta Region, Togbe Nakakpo Dugbaza VIII has appealed for the remains of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings to be buried on his (Rawlings') property at Tefle.

According to him, the former President while he was alive once expressed the desire to be buried at his property at Tefle.

In a statement signed and issued on Thursday, December 17, 2020, which was addressed to the "Funeral Committee and Family members, Children and the Widow Nana Konady Agyeman Rawlings," he appealed that the late Ex-President should be buried on his property at Tefle.

"The man loved water and rivers. One time he told me he does not care if he could be interred on the Island at Tefle but I dissuaded him saying that, because if the the spillway of the dam is opened the water table might change thus affect his remains," Togbe Dugbaza said.

He added, "He said he was not strict about it. In this vein why don't you consider laying him to rest on his property at Tefle which lies at the Volta River Bank."