The body of former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the military cemetery today, 27th of January after a burial service at Ghana’s Independence Square.
In his tribute, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the late former president as charismatic, energetic, and fearless.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the political party the late former president founded, also eulogized his sterling leadership, “which culminated the long period of political stability in Ghana.”
“He hated the exploitation of ordinary people by people who are powerful and rich. His passion was for inclusiveness and the creation of structures to enable all persons to participate in governance. This led to the establishment of structures that allowed ordinary Ghanaians to participate in the administration of the country,” said the NDC.
Rawlings died in the Ghanaian capital last November 12, aged 73, after a short illness.