What You Need To Know About Rawlings Final Funeral Rites

What You Need To Know About Rawlings Final Funeral Rites

January 24, 2021 0 By tmaq

What You Need To Know About Rawlings Final Funeral Rites

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What You Need To Know About Rawlings Final Funeral Rites

National activities will begin with a Catholic Requiem Mass on Sunday, January 24 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and a vigil at the Air Force Officers’ Dining Room in Accra. The former president will be inaugurated on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January at the Accra International Conference Center so that various interest groups and members of the public have the opportunity to pay their last respects.

Heads of security agencies, leaders of political parties and the general public will have the opportunity to present the mortal remains of the former president on Monday, January 25.
On Tuesday, January 26, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President, Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, former heads of state and heads of constitutional bodies, Speaker of Parliament and former Presidents will also have the opportunity to pay your respects.
At 3pm on the same day, traditional and customary rites will be performed in the lobby of the conference center with the former president’s body still in state.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings died of an unknown illness on November 12, 2020. He died at the age of 73.The former military strongman left behind his wife and former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawling, and four children: Zanetor, Amina, Asantewaa, and Kimathi.

Late President Jerry John Rawlings made his present felt on the political scene in May 1979 when he attempted an unsuccessful coup.
While he was on trial, on June 4, 1979, his fellow junior officers of the Ghanaian Armed Forces staged another coup that removed him from the powers that be.
That military junta, the Revolutionary Council of the Armed Forces (AFRC) ran the country for about 112 days before handing it over to Dr. Hilla Limann, the only president of the short-lived Fourth Republic of Ghana on September 27, 1979.

He took up the gun again to overthrow Dr. Limann on December 31, 1981, forming the Provisional Defense Council (PNDC).

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Rawlings ruled the country as president of the PNDC for 11 years, before becoming a Democratic leader when he won the 1992 and 1996 elections on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) list.