State funeral for Rawlings scheduled for December 23

BY: graphic.com.gh

A state funeral for late former President Jerry John Rawlings will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

The ceremony will take place at the Independence Square in Accra.

A statement signed and issued by the Head of Funeral Planning Committee, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, said the family was working in conjunction with government on the “finer details” of the funeral ceremony and would communicate the arrangements in due course.

Former President Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

He was 73 years.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Ambassador James Victor Gbeho
(Head of Funeral Planning Committee)