The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of mourning following the death of former president and military ruler Jerry John Rawlings.

Mr Akufo-Addo in a press release has suspended campaigning for next month’s election, and flags would fly at half-mast. The seven days of mourning would start on Friday 13th November to 20th November 2020. “A greater tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for the loss,” Mr Akufo-Addo said, adding that Mr Rawlings would be given a “fitting” state funeral. Part of the text read The former president died at a state hospital in the capital Accra at the age of 73. See the full statement below;