Jerry Rawlings: Ghana declares Seven days of national mourning

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has officially announced the death of former president Jerry Rawlings.

The president in a statement on Thursday described the incident as tragic.

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Mr Jerry Rawlings died on Thursday at the age of 73.

” It is with great sadness that I announced to the nation that the 1st President of the 4th Republic, His Execellency Jerry John Rawlings, has joined his ancestors,” President Akufo-Addo said in a statement.

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7 days of national mourning declared for Rawlings

President Akufo-Addo said he has directed that all national flags to fly at half-mast for the next seven (7) days in all parts of the country. He also declared seven days of national mourning from Friday, 13th November to Friday, 20th November.

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President Akufo-Addo said the government of Ghana will work closely with the family of President Jerry Rawlings on the arrangements for a fitting state funeral for the late president.

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