He recently revealed that he found out over the phone and it is a very sad news for Ghana and Africa as a continent.
Saraki conveyed his deepest condolences over the death of the deceased while adding that he would be surely be remembered for his good works.
His words, “I just got off the phone with HE President Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) of Ghana. On the call, I conveyed my deepest condolences over the passing of the former President of Ghana, HE Jerry Rawlings.”
Ghana president, Akufo-Addo has declared seven days of national mourning in honour of the late former President.
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Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.
Jerry John Rawlings was born Jerry Rawlings John on 22 June 1947 in Accra, Ghana, to Victoria Agbotui, an Ewe from Dzelukope, Keta and James Ramsey John, a chemist from Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. James Ramsey John’s descendants now live in Newcastle and London.
Rawlings attended Achimota School and a military academy at Teshie.
Rawlings was married to Nana Konadu Agyeman, who he met while at Achimota College. They had three daughters: Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewaa Rawlings, Amina Rawlings; and one son, Kimathi Rawlings.
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