PRESS RELEASE: Ghana To Hold 7 Days National Mourning For The Late JJ Rawlings

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The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of mourning following the death of former president and military ruler Jerry John Rawlings.

Mr Akufo-Addo in a press release has suspended campaigning for next month’s election, and flags would fly at half-mast.


The seven days of mourning would start on Friday 13th November to 20th November 2020.

“A greater tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for the loss,” Mr Akufo-Addo said, adding that Mr Rawlings would be given a “fitting” state funeral. Part of the text read

The former president died at a state hospital in the capital Accra at the age of 73.

See the full statement below;

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