The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has joined dignitaries across the globe to console the people of Ghana and family of the former President Jerry John Rawlings on his death.
A statement issued by the American Embassy in Ghana to the press on behalf of the government and people of the United States and signed by the US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan says “I offer our sincere condolences to the government and people of Ghana on the passing of His Excellency former President Jerry John Rawlings on November 12.”
Ambassador Sullivan has therefore extended the deepest sympathies of her country as captured in the statement to the bereaved family, especially to former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and their children.
The statement said the Late Former President Rawlings was recognized worldwide for steering Ghana’s transition from authoritarian rule to a multi-party democracy.
“Ghana’s achievements as a leader in economics, peace, and democracy, both in the region and beyond, form an important part of his enduring legacy,” the statement said.
The Embassy on behalf of the people of the United States join the entire citizenry of Ghana in mourning the loss of a stalwart and charismatic Ghanaian stateman. “May he rest in peace,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Sullivan was at the State House to sign the book of condolence.