Ex-Ghanaian Leader, Jerry Rawlings Buried




Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings was buried on Wednesday.

He was buried at the military cemetery in Accra on Wednesday afternoon around 4 O'clock Ghana local time (16:00 GMT).

Ghanaians and sympathisers from the United Nations and African Union, including President of Liberia George Weah and Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, show their final respect to the former Ghanaian President.

Earlier, a solemn funeral ceremony was held in his honour inside Black Star Square, in Accra, the country's capital.

Rawlings, who is the longest-serving Ghanian President had a lying-in-state for three days, with hundreds of people coming to pay their last respects.

The former Ghanaian President died on 12th November 2020 after a short illness, aged 73.

His burial was initially fixed for December 23, 2020, but the government postpone it due to what the foreign ministry described as "unforeseen circumstances".


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