Watch Rawlings’ funeral virtually – Oppong Nkrumah

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Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, is appealing to Ghanaians to watch the funeral and burial activities of late former President Jerry Rawlings virtually to avoid a possible spread of COVID-19.

He said given current regulations for public gathering, admitting large number of people to observe the final funeral rites of the late President will flout social distancing protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing journalists at a press conference in Accra on Monday, January 25, 2021 the Ofoase Ayirebi legislator noted that “the funeral rites of former President Rawlings is ongoing but you don’t need to be there in person. You can follow it virtually on television and on online platforms.”

The late President died in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

With the commencement of his funeral rites, he will be laid-in-state from 24th to 26th January 2021 at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, present and past Speakers of Parliament together with Heads of State of countries in the sub region and beyond as well as other important dignitaries will be present to pay their last respect on Tuesday January 26, 2021.

There will also be a Mass on the same day from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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