The family of late Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday to thank him and the Government for honoring the late President with a befitting burial on January 27, 2021.
The Delegation, which was led by Ambassador James Victor Gbeho included the widow, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Col. Joshua Agbotui, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewa Agyeman Rawlings, Amina Agyeman Rawlings, Madam Sefa Deenzer Agyeman and Kobina Andoh.
The leader and Spokesperson for the delegation, Ambassador Victor Gbeho, conveyed the family’s special gratitude, especially, that of the widow, to President Akufo-Addo, the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and the Government, for the assistance offered towards the organization of a befitting burial for the late President.
“Your Excellency, we are here this afternoon at the behest of the widow of the late former President (Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings) to convey her special gratitude to you for giving our former President a befitting burial,” the spokesperson said.
Ambassador Victor Gbeho said the family had “come at this point because we do not want to delay the expression of our gratitude to you and your staff and of course to the country for the kind of funeral that we experienced.”
We are particularly grateful to your Excellency, for your involvement that you showed — the leadership that you showed in the planning and execution of the state funeral in honour of President Rawlings.”
Ambassador Gbeho said though what President Akufo-Addo did was expected of him as the leader of the country, “in many ways we saw and were convinced that you went a little beyond your duties.”
President Akufo-Addo on his part said the country and himself owed it a duty to honour the “outstanding President and statesman” with a befitting burial.
He commended the family and the bereaved wife for collaborating with Government in ensuring the planning and execution of a befitting burial for the “outstanding statesman.”
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD