Rawlings to be given state burial – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a state burial for the late former President Jerry John Rawlings who died on Thursday, November 12.

The President, made the announcement when the family of the late president formally informed him of the passing of Mr Rawlings at the Jubilee House in Accra.

In a very sombre mood, President Akufo-Addo said a state burial for the former president was befitting since he was not an “ordinary Ghanaian.”

Nonetheless, he said the wishes of the family would be respect even as the country mourns and prepares to bury Mr Rawlings.

President Akufo-Addo who said he was still in shock over the passing of former President Rawlings described him as “a man of great vitality, dynamism and energy

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