Ghana postpones former President Jerry John Rawlings’ funeral
The Government of Ghana on Thursday postponed the funeral of its charismatic former president Jerry
Rawlings, saying the delay was due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
The former president who died on November 12 at the age of 73, held sway for two decades, first as a military
ruler and later as elected president. His funeral was initially scheduled for December 23.
But the foreign ministry, in a statement to diplomats and foreign agencies, said that “due to unforeseen
circumstances, the funeral will not be held… as planned.”
Ghana today is often considered a beacon of stability in a turbulent region.