ACCRA, Jan. 26, (Xinhua/GNA)- Late former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings was laid in state at the Accra International Conference center on Monday ahead of Wednesday’s state burial.
The general public along with some dignitaries were then given the opportunity to file past his body to pay their last respect to him.
His widow Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings and their four children, with other relatives and chief mourners, sat solemnly, acknowledging the cortege.
Kofi Totobi Quakyi, a former minister for information in the Rawlings administration, said the legacy the former President left behind « is the political and economic stability Ghana enjoys. »
Rawlings served as Ghana’s President from 1993 to 2001 and died on November 12, 2020 at the age of 73.
The former President will be buried with full military honors on Wednesday after a funeral service at Ghana’s Independence Square.