UN IN Ghana Saddened by the Death of Former President H.E. Jerry John Rawlings
News of the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has left the country in a state of mourning. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has issued a statement declaring seven days of national mourning effective Friday, 13 November 2020. He has also directed that all flags should fly at half-mast during this period. The United Nations in Ghana has also issued a statement expressing its sadness by the loss of one of Ghana's political icons.
The United Nations in Ghana is deeply saddened to learn of the passing today, November 12, 2020, of the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
On behalf of the United Nations in Ghana, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, Government and people of Ghana on the loss of this esteemed patriotic Ghanaian, whose legacy of selfless service and dedication to the promotion of integrity, democracy and development of Ghana and its peoples has left an indelible mark on the country, sub-region and continent.
President Rawlings will be remembered for his astuteness and commitment to democratic governance in Ghana and on the continent. May his soul rest in peace.
As we join you all to mourn this tragic loss, our thoughts, prayers and solidarity are with his family, relatives, friends, admirers, and all the people of Ghana.