We will work with government to honour our father - Zanetor Rawlings assures President Akufo-Addo
The first born child of the late former President of the Republic of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, and also Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, has assured the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Rawlings family will work closely with government to choose an appropriate date for the State funeral of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Speaking on behalf of her mother, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, widow of former President Jerry John Rawlings, at their Ridge residence when President Akufo-Addo, paid a visit to the family, Zanetor Rawlings, said the family is grateful for the show of State support for their family since the death of their father became public.
"I stand here to thank you and your delegation for the support and for the immense honour done to his excellency by ensuring that he will be recognized by a full State burial and also the extension of all courtesies and protocols to the family to ensure that we honour his memory" Zanetor Rawlings said.
"We will work closely with the Chief of Staff and with State Protocol to ensure that the wishes of both are Honoured as much as possible, both the family and of the State, to ensure that this goes on without a problem at all" the lawmaker added.
President Akufo-Addo on behalf of the Nation said the entire populace is shocked that the first President of the fourth Republic has gone to be with his Maker. The President noted that, for who the former President was and for the special pride of place he occupies in the history of Ghana, his departure certainly must be the responsibility of the Ghanaian nation.
"There are going to be volumes and volumes of writing about his contribution to Ghana. Whatever be the case, his passage at the leadership of our nation will not be forgotten" President Akufo-Addo said.
"His contribution to our country is enormous on many grounds and our nation must show its true appreciation for his work and output here in Ghana" President Akufo-Addo added.