Rawlings’ funeral date could change

Despite the Funeral Planning Committee for the burial of late president Jerry John Rawlings agreeing on Wednesday, December 23 as date for the final rites, there would be a change as a result of concerns by the Anlo Traditional Council.

The Council expressed outrage after the head of the Committee issued a release on Monday, November 30 announcing the date of the final state funeral at Independence Square, in consultation with government.

“Our anger stems from the fact that [former] president JJ Rawlings was not only a former Head of State and President of the Republic of Ghana, he was also a properly installed Chief of Anlo land whose unfortunate demise must be dealt with in accordance with customs and traditions of Anlo,” the Awadada of the Anlo State, Togbi Agbesi Awusu II, stated in a release on same day the Committee released its.

The Council considered the Committee’s publication without their consent as an affront “to Anlo custom, traditions, usage and mores of our people and we call on those behind this to take urgent remedial steps to enable us accord our dear departed a dignified send-off”.

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