Today marks the last day Ghanaians would ever set eyes on their prestigious leader as the final burial observances for the late former president, Jerry John Rawlings is underway at the Black Star Square.
The late former President and Rtd. Flight lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings will be laid to rest today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, briefly after the ongoing ceremony.
Former President Rawlings sadly lost his life last year in November 2020 after a short illness believed to be coronavirus complications.
The President, who arrived at the venue at 8:54 a.m., in the company of the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, was the first to pay his respects.
The Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and his wife, Mrs Samira Bawumia, took their turn at exactly 9 a.m.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was the next to pay his last respects, followed by former President John Dramani Mahama and his wife, Mrs Lordina Mahama, at 9:16 a.m.
Other dignitaries who took turns to file past President Rawlings’s body were the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin; the Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah among others.
However, watch how his remains arrived at the Black Star Square
Watch the video below: