President Weah, 3 other African leaders to attend Rawlings’ funeral

President George Manneh Weah

Liberian President, Geroge Weah is expected to attend the final funeral rites of the Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings in Accra on Wednesday.

The former soccer star is expected to be in attendance with Sierra Leonean President, Julius Maada Bio.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Information, other top dignitaries from the sub-region will be in attendance during the final funeral ceremony.

Mamadou Tangara, The Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel as well as delegations from the ECOWAS Commission, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria are also expected at the state funeral.

The state funeral for the late former President Rawlings will be held at Independence Square in Accra from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

His mortal remains is currently being filed past by the general public and some political leaders at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The state funeral for the late former President Rawlings will be held at Independence Square in Accra from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

His mortal remains is currently being filed past by the general public and some political leaders at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Source: Purse

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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