[ 2012-08-07 ]
Ex-presidents Rawlings, Kufuor to play special roles in Mills' burial service
Former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John
Agyekum Kufuor are expected to play different
roles at this week’s burial ceremony of the late
President, John Evans Atta Mills.
Members of the funeral planning committee
yesterday met the two ex-presidents to brief them
on arrangements for the funeral which will span
A member of the committee, Nana Ato Dadzie told
Joy News the committee briefed the former
presidents “on the modalities for the funeral,
burial service, the laying in state, the roles
they are expected to play and general arrangements
which have been put in place for a decent burial
of the departed head of state”.
Meanwhile, nearly all the West African Heads of
State are expected in Ghana for the burial of the
late President on Friday August 10.
Foreign envoys and their representatives are also
expected to attend.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni
tells Joy News US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton will also be among the expected
The obituary of the late President has also been
published with further detail about the
According to the obituary, the body will be laid
in state tomorrow, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th
August at the State house whilst the burial
service will be at the Independence Square on
It adds that the memorial and thanksgiving service
will however be held at the Wesley Methodist
Cathedral in Cape Coast after which final funeral
rites will be done at the Zion Hill, Nkanfoa.
Source - Joy News
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