Ghanaians have commenced the seven days of national mourning of the late Former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Following the passing of the first president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo declared seven days of national mourning from Friday, November 12, and also directed that all national flags should fly at half-mast for the next seven days in all parts of the country.
“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 ordered in a statement.
Former President Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
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