Ghana’s late former President’s final funeral rites which will run for four days begins today, Sunday, January 24, 2021.
The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be laid-in-state from today to January 26, 2020 from 9:00am to pm.
On Monday there will be filing past of his remains by dignitaries including the heads of security agencies, leaders of political parties, the staff of the Office of former President Rawlings, traditional/religious leaders, and the general public will file past the mortal remains of the late former President.
On day three, the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses will also file past the remains of Ghana’s late former President. After which Ghana’s former Presidents and the spouses will also file past the remains.
This will be followed by the Chief of Staff at the Presidency, and heads and former heads of constitutional bodies and then The Speaker of Parliament, former Speakers, the Chief Justice, former Chief Justices, Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of Parliament (MPs), former ministers of state and members of the diplomatic corps would also have their turn on the same day.
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.
The late former President of Ghana passed away on November 12, 2020 after a short illness.