The family of late former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, held a memorial service for him at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Adabraka, Accra.
The service was in commemoration of his death exactly a year ago and the family was joined by friends and sympathizers to celebrate him.
Zanetor and Kimathi Rawlings, the late president’s children, took turns eulogizing their father, Ghana’s longest-serving Head of State who died on November 12, 2020, after a brief illness.
Zanetor Rawlings praised her father’s anti-corruption ideals, among other things.
“The journey of combating corruption has been a complex journey for Ghana, but while you lived, you never stopped championing that cause,” “Your loss was a loss to the whole country, and the pain one felt was by most Ghanaians,” Zanetor Rawlings read.
Kimathi Rawlings expressed the Rawlings family’s gratitude to the government and the National Democratic Congress, which Mr Rawlings founded.
“We are very grateful for the huge presence and love showed to your founder and the family. We count on your continued support.”
— Jerry John Rawlings (@officeofJJR) February 1, 2021