Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Mourns Jerry Rawlings
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has described the demise of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings as a big loss to the nation.
In a statement he signed on Thursday, Akufo-Addo said Rawlings died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra where he was receiving treatment after a short illness.
While conveying his deep condolences to the family of the late President, the president ordered seven-day national mourning from Friday, 13th November, instructing all flags to be flown at half-mast in the country during the period.
He also canceled his political campaigns within the mourning period, promising that the government of the West African nation will work closely with the family of the deceased to give him a fitting state burial.
Read the full statement from the president below:
Announcement of the death of former President Rawlings pic.twitter.com/7ext0fp4sd
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) November 12, 2020