Rawlings to be buried on Jan. 27

The final burial rites of former President Jerry John Rawlings have been scheduled to come off from January 24 to 27.

This was contained in a communique by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to the international community and diplomatic missions.

The communique gave details about other funeral arrangements.

According to the Ministry, Mr Rawlings will be laid in state from January 24 to 26 at the Foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) from 9 am to 5 pm daily.

There will also be a funeral mass on January 26, from 9 am to 11 am at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

A burial service for Ghana’s first president of the Fourth Republic will be held on January 27, from 9 am to 11 am at the Independence Square.


The funeral arrangement had initially been scheduled for December 20, 2020 before it was postponed indefinitely.



This was after concerns was raised by the Awadada of the Anlo State, Agbotui and Allied families.

This caused President Akufo-Addo to allow them to settle all outstanding issues regarding the customary rites and select a suitable date for the state to join in facilitating the departure of the late statesman.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness.

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