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Divided Ghana shaken by President Rawlings's death; matters arising

Dear GhanaWeb reader, Ghana has lost a colossus in the person of former President Jerry John Rawlings
Ghana News Update
Issue #31 • View online
Dear GhanaWeb reader,
Ghana has lost a colossus in the person of former President Jerry John Rawlings. The father of Ghana’s Fourth Republican Democracy united the country once again after his death on Thursday, November 12, 2020.
The country was deeply divided on party lines ahead of the December elections and immediately after his death was announced, political parties of both divide (NPP and NDC) halted their electoral campaigns and redirected their focus to honouring Rawlings’s memory.
The gestures didn’t come without issues as both parties were levelling accusations against each other over condolence book; involvement in funeral planning; respect of customs and traditions, among others.
GhanaWeb paid a tribute to the revolutionary leader by launching a one of a kind memorial page on the homepage of the most visited website in Ghana. The memorial page offers Ghanaians of all walks of life the opportunity to publicly pay tribute to the charismatic leader Ghana would forever miss.
Our best wishes for a positive week ahead. Please send any comments, suggestions, criticisms and ideas to editor@ghanaweb.com. You can send your news to newswires@ghanaweb.com and features to features@ghanaweb.com. Follow us on all social media platforms at @theghanaweb for updates throughout the day.
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Ismail Akwei
Editor-in-Chief
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