Akufo-Addo visits Nana Konadu after Rawlings’s death

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some key members of his administration have paid a visit to Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, wife of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, at Ridge, Accra on Friday, November 13, a day after the demise of the Founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Other government officials including the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia in the company of his wife, the Chief of Staff, Frema Opare, and the National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay, had earlier visited Mrs Rawlings.

Meanwhile, family members without Mrs Rawlings visited the Jubilee House in the evening of Thursday, November 12 to officially inform the president of the death of the former Ghanaian leader.

This fuelled rumours that she was also unwell and has been hospitalised.

But a family spokesperson revealed that it was the late former President Jerry John Rawlings who felt severely ill and was hospitalised just a few days after burying his mother on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

“A great tragedy has befallen us as a country and as family. Some four weeks ago we were here to inform the presidency of the death of our mother, our grandmother, our sister.

“The president, because of his special love for the ex-president, assisted us a lot in the burial of our mother.

“Just some few days after the burial the former president Jerry John Rawlings felt sick and was hospitalized.

“A lot of efforts were made, the president was in touch with his brother. Little did we know that the former president will leave us.

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“So we have come here formally to inform the president and the entire government that this is what has happened. Jerry John Rawlings is no more and we deem it appropriate to come and inform you officially.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told the family that he and the late former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings had a turbulent and wild relationship that dated years.

But, he said, in the end, the two of them saw value in each other and became the best of friends.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana