#RawlingsGoesHome: 21 unforgettable moments at the funeral service of Flt Lt J.J Rawlings

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Ghana’s longest-serving Head of State, Jerry John Rawlings went home today after his demise on November 12, 2020.

The state funeral which took place at the Black Star Square was an emotional one that brought the country on its knees.

In a pandemic that has taken the lives of so many Ghanaians, most thought that the event would have seen a meagre attendance due to social distancing but mourners defied all odds to attend the farewell service of the former leader who led two coups and won two keenly contested elections.

Ghana’s President, Nana Akuffo-Addo and the leaders of both the Judiciary and Legislature were present at the event.

Other high profile members of society including NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama and members of the party, JJ Rawlings founded were in full attendance.

Liberia’s President George Weah, Sierra Leonean leader Julius Maada Bio and representatives from the UN and African Union were also present.

Ghanaian photography, Agenda Kobby captured the event in 21 shots that will stay with us forever.

Check them out below.

Irene Logan performs a rendition of Andy William’s Impossible to a packed audience at the Flag Star Square
Mortal remains of the Late J.J Rawlings being led to the Military cemetery by security forces
Members of the Ghana Armed Forces


Women Power
Members of the clergy
A soldier displays his motor riding skills at the grounds
A J.J Rawlings doppelgänger at the event
Children of the late JJ Rawlings bid him farewell
A motorcade leading the president to the event’s grounds
James Varrick Armah conducts the mass choir and orchestra at the funeral ceremony
Member of the clergy in a facemask
Daughters of J.J Rawlings, Zanetor, Amina and Yaa Asantewaa
Son of JJ Rawlings, Kimathi Agyeman-Rawlings
Widow of JJ Rawlings, Mrs Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings waves to the crowd
Irene Logan
Gospel music minister, Joe Mettle pays tribute to the late Rawlings in an emotional song
A traditional priestess
Entourage from the Asantehene
Soldiers from the calvary on display
Dr Joyce Aryee
A helicopter with Ghana’s flag flies over the Black star square
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