Activities marking Rawlings’ final funeral rites outlined

The list of activities marking the final funeral rites for late former President Jerry John Rawlings has been released.

The details of the funeral activities were announced by Caretaker Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Wednesday, after a meeting with the Funeral Planning Committee, the family, the Anlo Traditional Council and other state agencies assisting with the funeral arrangements.

The activities will commence on Friday January 22 with the main funeral event to take place at the Black Star Square in Accra on Wednesday January 27, 2021.

The national activities will start with a Catholic Requiem Mass on Sunday, January 24 at the Holy Spirit Cathedral and a vigil at the Air Force Officers Mess in Accra.

The former President will be laid in state on Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This will provide the opportunity for various interest groups and members of the public to pay their last respects.

Prior to the laying in state, the Anlo Traditional Council will host two days of traditional mourning for the departed former President who hailed from Anlo.

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