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Rawlings’ funeral begins today

General News
The late Rawlings

The funeral of His Excellency Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings will commence today Sunday, 24 January 2021with a Catholic Requiem Mass at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

The Mass service will be offered between 2 pm and 4 pm today.

The Catholic Requiem Mass will be followed by a vigil at the Air Force Officers Mess near the El-Wak Stadium at 6 pm.

The former President will be laid-in-state at the Accra International Conference Centre for two days; from Monday, 25 January 2021 to Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

The bereaved family will receive the body privately at 5 am on Monday.

Several dignitaries including politicians, government officials, traditional and religious leaders and the general public are expected to file past between 8 am to 6 pm.

On Wednesday, 27 January 2021, the four-day funeral rites will be climaxed with a state funeral at the Black Star Square. The burial service will commence at 9.10 am.

The former president Jerry John Rawlings passed away on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.

He was survived by his wife, former First Lady Konadu Agyemang Rawlings and four children.