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Ghana’s former President J.J. Rawlings is dead

Former President, Jerry John Rawlings has passed on.

He died in the early hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Mr. Rawlings has been on admission at the Teaching hospital since Sunday, Daily View Gh sources say.

It comes weeks after the passing of his mother.

Jerry John Rawlings was born in Accra on 22nd June, 1947, to a Ghanaian mother from Dzelukope, near Keta, in the Volta Region, and a Scottish father.

Madam Agbotui died at the age of 101.

Jerry John Rawlings was born June 22, 1947. He was a former military leader and subsequent politician who ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001 and also a brief period in 1979.

He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana.

Rawlings established the National Commission on Democracy (NCD) shortly after the 1982 coup, and employed it to survey civilian opinion and make recommendations that would facilitate the process of democratic transition.



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