The late former president, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings goes home today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
A state burial will be held for the late former president Rawlings at the Black Star Square today, January 27,2021.
The late former president died Thursday morning, November 12, 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. Mr Rawlings was on admission at Korle Bu for about a week.
Mr. Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947. He died aged 73.
A state funeral was done in honour of him at the Accra International Conference Centre on Monday and Tuesday, January 25 and 26 respectively. The public and loved ones paid their last respect to him. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Former Presidents John Dramani Mahama and John Agyekum Kuffour all paid their last respect to him.
The late former President Rawlings resigned from the military as a Flight Lieutenant and was democratically elected President of Ghana from January 7, 1993 to January 6, 2001. He was re-elected in 1996
He handed over power to former President John Agyekum Akuffour after his tenure of office in 2000.