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Rawlings’ death: Akufo-Addo declares 7 days of Nat’l mourning; flags to fly at half-mast

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared 7-days of national mourning, following the demise of former President, Jerry John Rawlings.

In the same period, effective Friday, November, 13 to Friday, November, 20 all national flags would fly at half-mast for the next seven (7) days in all parts of the country, President Akufo-Addo has directed.

A statement issued by President Akufo-Addo announced the suspension of political campaigns for same period in honour of the former leader.

“I convey the deep sympathies of Government and the people of Ghana to his wife, the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the children, and family of the late President, in these difficult times,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo said government will work closely with the family of President Rawlings on the arrangements for a fitting State funeral for the late President.

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