Disregard December 23 funeral date for Rawlings – Agbotui family





The Agbotui and allied families of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, are urging the public to disregard the so-called funeral date for the late former president.




In a press release, the Agbotui family averred that since Rawlings was an enstooled Chief, he must be buried in line with Anlo customs and traditions.




James Victor Gbeho, a former Ambassador, who is the Head of the Funeral Planning Committee for the late President Rawlings, stated in an earlier press release issued Monday that the family in consultation with the Government of Ghana has agreed on December 23, for the funeral.




“The family is working in conjunction with the government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”




This, the Agbotui family, in a press statement copied to GhanaWeb, stated it is an affront to Anlo customs and traditions since there was no such consultation as Ambassador Gbeho’s statement claims.







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