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Ghana to begin a 7-day mourning of former President J.J Rawlings today

Ghana will begin a seven-day mourning of the President of the 4th Republic, Flt.Lt. Jerry John Rawlings today, November 13, 2020.

National flags are to fly at half-mast throughout the country as a sign of respect to him.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo gave these directives after the passing of the former President.

“I have directed that all national flags should fly at half-mast for the next seven (7) days in all parts of the country, and have declared seven days of national mourning from Friday, 13th November to Friday, 20th November. In honour of the memory of former President Rawlings, the Vice President and I have suspended our political campaigns for the same period” the President said in a statement.

Mr. Rawlings died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital yesterday, November 12, 2020 at aged 73 after a short illness after the burial of his mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui.

Tributes have been pouring in for the late President.

Source: Ghana Waves

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