There will be no ‘one-week ceremony’ for Rawlings – Family [ARTICLE]


The announcement follows several rumours and claims especially on social media that such an event will be held.

But the office of Rawlings in a statement said, all such communications are wrong and should be ignored.

“The general public is also informed that there will be no one-week ceremony. All flyers and other communication announcing such a ceremony are false and should be ignored”.

The office also denied claims that former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is on admission at a health facility in Accra.

There were reports in the immediate aftermath of the passing of Mr. Rawlings that Mrs Rawlings had also been admitted at a health facility in Accra.

In a statement, the office of the late President said: “The general public is informed that Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is well and has not been admitted to any hospital. She was present when President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama called on the family on Friday, November 13”.

Below is the full statement from office of the late former president.

CONDOLENCE VISITS

The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings informs the general public that all who wish to call on the family of the late former President will be received by pre-arranged appointments.

Individuals or organisations are kindly urged to book appointments by calling 0264444464. Ghanaians from all walks of life are urged to visit the Ghana International Conference Centre to sign the book of condolence opened in honour of the late President by the state.

Due to Covid-19 protocols, the office kindly informs all groups and institutions who obtain appointments that visitors with appointments who arrive at the former President’s office without nose masks will not be allowed in.

NO ONE WEEK CEREMONY

The general public is also informed that there will be no one week ceremony. All flyers and other communication announcing such a ceremony are false and should be ignored.

The general public is informed that Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is well and has not been admitted to any hospital. She was present when President Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama called on the family on Friday, November 13.


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