WATCH LIVE: Lying in state of late Jerry Rawlings

Late Jerry John Rawlings will be lying in state for two days at the Accra International Conference Centre before his burial service on Thursday

Ghanaians are mourning their departed towering leader, Jerry John Rawlings, who ushered the West African country into its longest democracy since 1992.

The former military ruler died on 12 November 2020 after a short illness in the nation’s capital, Accra.

A public viewing of his remains at the Accra International Conference Centre started Monday 25 January and ends Tuesday ahead of his burial service on Wednesday 27 January at Black Star Square.

Watch live stream of the lying in state:

Below are details of the programme:


Laying in State at the Accra International Conference Centre

9am – 10am                         –              President and the First Lady

Vice President and the Second Lady

Former Presidents and Spouses

Spouses of Former Presidents and

Vice Presidents

Chief of Staff

Secretary to the President

Secretary to Cabinet

Heads and Former Heads of

Constitutional Bodies

10am – 10:30am               –              Speaker, Former Speakers and Members of Parliament

10:30am – 11am                –             Chief Justice, Former Chief Justices and Justices of the Supreme Court

11am – 11:30am                –             Former Chairman and Former Members of the Council of State Former Ministers of State

11:30am – 12:30pm                         Members of the Diplomatic Corps

12:30pm – 1:30pm                           Organised Groups

1:30pm – 4:30pm                              General Public


State Funeral at the Black Star Square

6.30am-  7.30am              –              Arrival of members of the Public

7.30am                                 –              Arrival of cortege

9:10am                                 –              Burial Service Starts

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