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Rawlings Mourns Edem Kodjo

BY: Graphic.com.gh
J.J. Rawlings paying his final respects to Mr. Edem Kodjo
J.J. Rawlings paying his final respects to Mr. Edem Kodjo

Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, on Sunday, August 30, commiserated with the family of Édouard Kodjovi Kodjo, a former Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and later Prime Minister of Togo, who passed away in April this year.

The former president upon arrival in Lomé, was received in Aflao by Togolese Minister of Security, General Yark Damehane, Professor Robert Komlan Edo Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad and officials of the Ghana Embassy in Lomé.

The former President first called on the family of the late Prime Minister, popularly known as Edem Kodjo, and was received by the widow, Valentine Kodjo, the children and other family members.

Flt. Lt. JJ Rawlings extended his sympathies to the deceased’ family and presented customary drinks and an undisclosed amount of cash to the family.

He also paid a courtesy call on President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo.

He also visited the Cimetière de la Plage (Beach Cemetery) where the former Prime Minister was buried, to lay a wreath and pay his final respects to Mr. Edem Kodjo.

Before departing to Ghana, he paid a courtesy call on with President Gnassingbe and held private discussions at his official residence.