President Akufo-Addo has announced a seven-day national mourning in memory of the late Former President, Jerry John Rawlings.
Rawlings died on November 12, 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital at the age of 73.
President Akufo-Addo has described the death as a great loss which makes Ghana poorer, while announcing that government will work closely with the bereaved family for a befitting state funeral.
The President, in a statement announcing the tragic event, said it occurred this morning, at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where the former President was receiving treatment after a short illness.
“I convey the deep sympathies of Government and the people of Ghana to his wife, the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, the children, and family of the late President, in these difficult times.”
In view of this development, he said, all national flags will fly at half-mast for the next seven days in addition to seven-day national mourning which begins from November 13 to November 20, 2020.
Also, in honour of the late former President, he announced a suspension of all his campaign activities for seven days, around the same period.