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Kufuor, George Weah, other African leaders pay tribute to Rawlings

Presidents of various African countries are pouring in their tributes to mourn former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.

John Agyekum Kufuor, Ghana’s third president of the 4th Republic mourned his late colleague in a Twitter post asking for his peaceful rest.

The government of the Republic of Liberia has expressed its condolences to the people of Ghana.

Its President, George Weah in commiserating with Ghana said the continent will miss a great leader

Ghana’s Northern neighbour, Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has also described Rawlings’ demise as a big loss to Africa.

“It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of former President of Ghana John Jerry Rawlings.
With its disappearance, Africa loses a Pan-Africanist and Ghana a man of conviction, a patriot who has been able to put his country back on the path of growth and democracy”, Burkina Faso President said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, other international officials have also sent in their well-wishers to the bereaved family.

Jerry John Rawlings died in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The news was confirmed to Citi News by sources close to the bereaved family.

Citi News sources said the former President has been unwell for the past few weeks shortly after he buried his late mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui in October 2020.

Source:citinewsroom.com

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