The late President Jerry John Rawlings will be laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre from January 25 to January 26, 2021.
The general public along with some dignitaries will get the opportunity to file past the body of late former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
The body of the first president of Ghana’s 4th Republic will be lying-in-state at the Accra International Conference Centre.
In addition to the general public, heads of security agencies, leaders of political parties along with traditional leaders among others, will be able to file past the body from 8 am till 6 pm today.
From 9 am till 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 26, the President and the Vice-President, their respective spouses and other high ranking members from the Judiciary and the Legislature, will also get the opportunity to file past the body of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The state funeral for the late former President Rawlings will be held at Independence Square in Accra from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
A requiem and a vigil was held in his honour on January 24, 2020.
Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on November 12, 2020.
Jerry John Rawlings was born on 22 June 1947 and is a former Ghanaian military leader and subsequent politician who ruled the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979.
He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.