Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo has directed all flags to be flown at half-mast in all parts of the Country, following the death of former President, Jerry Rawlings.
Announcement of the death of former President Rawlings
REPUBLIC OF GHANA
7, President 12. November 2020
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS
It is with great sadness that I announce to the nation that the 1. President of the 4. Republic, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, has joined his ancestors.
This tragic event occurred at 10:10am on Thursday, 12° November 2020, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where the former President was receiving treatment, after a short illness.
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.
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, 13. November to Friday, 20° November. In honour of the memory of former President Rawlings, the Vice President and I have suspended our political campaigns for same period.
Government will work closely with the family of President Rawlings on the arrangements tote 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!
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President of the Republic
Buhari, Atiku, Saraki, Lumumba, Others mourn. Condole with Ghana
President @MBuhari sends heartfelt condolences to government and people of Ghana over passing of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, 73, affirming that the entire African continent will sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader.
President Buhari believes the passion, discipline and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years continue to reverberate across the continent and beyond.
The President notes, with commendation, the unique role the former President played in strengthening political institutions in his country and Africa, stimulating the economy for sustainable growth, and vociferously championing the African cause by urging many leaders to work towards interdependency on the global stage, especially in areas of competitive advantage.
President Buhari joins family, friends and associates of the former Ghanaian leader in mourning his departure, assuring that the ideas that Rawlings postulated, particularly for development in Africa, and his sacrifices in working in various countries as an envoy for peace and democracy will always be remembered.
The President prays that the almighty God will grant the Ghanaian leader eternal rest, and comfort all his loved ones.
Jerry Rawlings was an African giant. His tenure as leader of Ghana remains emblematic with the restoration of that country. Even after office, he stood tall for African unity and renaissance.
He represented a generation of leaders who gave their all for the rebirth of his country and Africa at large. I pray for a pleasant repose of his soul and console with the people of Ghana; his contemporaries and current leaders in Africa on the loss of a worthy patriot.
From his early days as a young revolutionary, to his later years as a renowned statesman and pan-Africanist, Jerry Rawlings always led from the front and matched his words with his actions.
As we mourn his death, I commiserate with President @NAkufoAddo and our Ghanaian brothers and sisters. It is my prayer that God will grant President Rawlings eternal rest — as we all take solace in his achievements and contributions to the development of a more united continent.
I am sad to learn of the demise of President Jerry Rawlings,
a good friend and great man.
Let us honour him by emulating his courage and candour.
JJ,Old Soldiers never die.
~Prof. PLO Lumumba
My heartfelt condolences to Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and the family, upon the passing of Former President H.E. John Jerry Rawlings of our neighbour-nation Ghana, today. May God grant him eternal and restful peace. Amen
PDP Commiserates With Ghana Over Jerry Rawlings’ Death
The @OfficialPDPNig commiserates with the government and people of Ghana over the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
A great tree has fallen. #Africa is the poorer for this loss