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Ghana declares 7days national mourning over death of ex-President

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The President of Ghana, Nana Ado Akufo-Addo has directed all National flags should fly at half-mast for the next seven days, declared national mourning in honour of the memory of former President, Jerry Rawlings, while suspended political campaign for the same period.

In a statement released from the office of the President on Thursday to announce the passing of the Former President who his tragic occurred at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital while receiving treatment after a short illness.

Ghanaian President conveyed the sympathies of the government and the people of Ghana to Rawling’s  wife, the former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the children and family of the late President in these difficult times.

“Government will work closely with the family of President Rawlings on the arrangements for a 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”, he said.






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