Former President Jerry John Rawlings will be laid to rest on 27 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

The late statesman died on Thursday 12 November 2020 after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

A statement addressed to diplomatic missions said Rawlings will be laid in state from 24 to 26 January at the forecourt of the Accra International Conference Centre from 9am to 5pm daily.

A memorial mass will be held for him at the Holy Spirit Cathedral on Tuesday 26 January from 9am to 11am.

The burial service for the founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the statement noted, will subsequently be held on Wednesday 27 January at the Independence Square, Accra.

Credit: Asaase Radio

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