A book of Condolence in honour of the late former President of the Republic of Ghana, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has been opened at the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council.
Following the demise of the former President on Thursday 12th November 2020, the President of Ghana H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed that all National flags should fly at half-mast and declared 7 days of National mourning in honour of the late President.
Consequently, government has directed all Regional Coordinating Councils to also open a book of condolence for the people in the Regions to also pay their respects to the former leader.
In his opening remarks, the Honourable Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour discribed the former leader as a patriot who’s contribution to the development of the 4th Republic dispensation cannot be over-emphasized.
Today Wednesday 18th November 2020, The Honourable Regional Minister signed the book of condolence followed by the Honourable Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Nuertey Ayertey and Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. Samuel Kwaku Gyimah.
Other dignitaries who signed today were;
President of Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and Konor of Manya Krobo, His Majesty Nene Sakitey II
The Vice President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and Kwahuhene, His Majesty Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II,
The chairman of Local Council of Churches, Rev. DR. Michael Owusu Tagoe
Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Yussif Amudani Suleman and Regional Security Heads.
It is expected that, on Thursday 19th November, all the 33 Municipal District Chief Executives and the various Head of institutions and Agencies will come and pay their respects to the former President.
Finally, the book will be opened to the general public within the region on Friday 20th November 2020.