President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, Friday, November 13, 2020, lead a government delegation to visit Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings over the passing of her husband.
The visit comes after the President was officially informed of the death of Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
The President is expected to console the Former First Lady and announce some government support for the family.
Already, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has on behalf of Ghanaians extended his profound sympathies over the demise of the former president.
Nana Akufo-Addo has described the passing of the ex-statesman as a big loss to the country and the government at large eulogizing that “a great tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for this loss.”
A statement from his office issued on Thursday, November 12, 2020, assured the bereaved family of collaborating with them in organising a befitting funeral ceremony.
“I convey the deep sympathies of Government and the people of Ghana to his wife, the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the children, and family of the late President, in these difficult times. The government will work closely with the family of President Rawlings on the arrangements for a fitting State Funeral for the late President, and will keep the nation informed accordingly.”
“A great tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for this loss. May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall meet again. Amen,” he added.
Former President, Jerry John Rawlings passed on Thursday, November 12, 2020. He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital at the age of 73.
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