The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has said that the late former President Jerry Rawlings had a deep sense of patriotism and nationalism.
Air Commodore Jacob Ashrifie, who read a tribute on behalf of the Ghana Forces during the final funeral ceremony of the late former Ghanaian leader on Wednesday January 27 said “He had a deep sense of patriotism and nationalism, he was very considerate of others no matter their status in society.
“His spirit was unbreakable and could never be affected by any challenging act. He will be remembered as the longest serving Head of State of Ghana and the architect of the fourth republic has been the most endearing.”
For her part, Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has eulogized her late husband and former President Jerry John Rawlings.
She said Mr Rawlings supported the ‘brawl’ for women’s right in the country when he was the Head of State and even after leaving office.
Mrs Konadu Agyemang Rawlings said these in a tribute read in her behalf by one of her daughters, Princess Amina Agyemang Rawlings at the final funeral ceremony at the Black Stars Square on Wednesday January 27.
“With your help and support we were able to fight for the rights of women a reality,” Amina said in her behalf.
The biography of the late Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings which was read by one Eric Gbeho during the final funeral ceremony at the Black Stars Square in Accra, revealed that the late former President worked to bring governance close to the people.
The biography further said Mr Rawlings encouraged citizens to participate in the local governance.
“Jerry Rawlings brought governance to the people,” Gbeho said, among other things.
He added “He encouraged citizens to participate in local governance.”
The final funeral ceremony was attended by several dignitaries.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid his last respect to the late former Ghanain leader.
Today, Wednesday January 27 marks the final for the ceremony of the late former Ghanaian leader.
The 4-day funeral ceremony started Sunday January 24 with a requiem mass service held for him.
Scores of dignitaries including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Former Presidents John Dramani Mahama and John Agyekum Kufuor all filed past the body which was laid in state at the Accra International Conference Centre on Monday and Tuesday.
The final ceremony is being held at the Black Stars Square.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana