Ghanaian President pays last respect to the late Rawlings


Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led a delegation of dignitaries to pay their last respect to the memory of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings on Tuesday at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The body of the late former president has been lying in state at the conference centre since Monday for public viewing as Ghanaians from all walks of life pay glowing tributes to him.

Former President John Dramani Mahama also paid his last respect to the late former president.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, also led the Members of Parliament (MPs) to file past the body.

The former Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe-Adjaho, said the image of Rawlings “stands tall among all Ghanaian leaders, because he walked the talk when it comes to probity and accountability.”

“We should try to take a page from his life. His positives far outweigh the negatives. History and posterity will be kind to him, and we thank his family for giving us such a person,” Adjaho said.

An aid to the late former president and MP for the Beam constituency, Kofi Adams said “Rawlings left a legacy of his passion for social justice, truth, probity, and accountability. You didn’t have to be his family member to deserve respect and what is due to you. These are things that when we respect in our lives, the world would be a peaceful place for all of us.”

Ghanaian Former-President JJ Rawlings laid in state

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