The family of former President Jerry John Rawlings has demanded a change in the burial location which was originally scheduled to be done at the Military cemetery.
Per arrangements, the funeral ceremony would be held at the Black Star Square, with the Catholic Mass, laying in state at the Accra International Conference Centre, 2-day hosting of traditional mourning by the Anlo Traditional Council, and subsequent burial of the former President at the Military Cemetery in Accra.
However, the Office of the Agbotui and Allied Families are demanding a change in the activities specifically the location for his burial.
The Family has in a letter to the President that the line up of events remain unchanged “except the intended burial at the Military Cemetery and the original plan to have the Traditional Rites for the 22nd and 23rd January in Anloga.”
The statement further insisted that “the Chief and people of the Anlo State led by the families have resolved to take possession of their beloved departed son’s mortal remains.”
They are also demanding to “proceed to continue the Final Traditional Rites and burial on 29th and 30th January 2021 at the Anlo State as tradition demands.”