This was contained in a communique by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to the international community and diplomatic missions.

The final dates Rawlings' burial rites will take off has been scheduled to come off from January 24th to 27th.

According to the Ministry, Rawlings will be laid in state from January 24 to 26 at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) from 9am to 5pm daily.

The final burial rite will be held on January 27, from 9am to 11am at the Indepence Square.

The funeral's date was initially 20 December 2020, but after a thorough discussion was then changed to 24 to 27 of January 2021.

The funeral arrangement had initially been scheduled for December 20, 2020 before it was postponed indefinitely.

This was after concerns was raised by the Awadada of the Anlo State, Agbotui and Allied families.

This caused President Akufo-Addo to allow them to settle all outstanding issues regarding the customary rites and select a suitable date for the state to join in facilitating the departure of the late statesman.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. 

Published on 13th, Jan 2021

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