Former President H.E Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings passed on 12 November 2020. He passed on after a short illness and he died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
His funeral was scheduled for December 23, 2020 by state but this rather upset the Anlo traditional Council because they weren’t consulted before the decision was made.
The council said the arrangements were not made according to their customs and the traditions of the Anlo people.
The burial service has now been postponed to Wednesday, January 27, 2021. t will be held at the Independence Square in Accra from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, according to a note verbale the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration sent to Diplomatic Missions, International Organizations and Honorary Consulates.
Mr. Rawlings’ Laying-In-State will be from 24th to 26th January 2021 at the Foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
There will also be a Mass on 26th January 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.