The family of late former President Jerry John Rawlings has today, Friday, November 12, 2021, held a commemorative Mass in honour of his passing.
The Memorial Mass was held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka, and was opened to the public.
It drew people from all walks of life from government officials, traditional leaders, political leaders, MPs, diplomats, cadres, and many more admirers and sympathisers.
Reverend Father Andrew Campbell who led the service said the former president is resting with the Lord in Heaven.
He asked the family and sympathizers to understand that the late Rawlings was alive and happy with God in Heaven.
He said the life of Rawlings changed but never ended, and his family and friends should continue to believe that he was resting with the Lord.
Daughter of the late President, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings said the news of the death of former president Rawlings sent the nation into a state of shock and disbelief.
According to her, it had been 12 months of difficulty having to live with the knowledge that Mr. Rawlings was no longer with us anymore.
The Member of Parliament for Klottey Kroley said the late Rawlings was a man who stood for accountability, transparency and fought against corruption.
He said Rawlings was a man of compassion whose love knew no bounds.
She added that the ideals and what the former late President stood for will continue to live on.
She encouraged politicians and non-politicians to emulate the late Rawlings for the things he stood for.
The Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said for some of them who were very close to them, still felt his death was not real.
He said if the late Rawlings was alive, he would have gone to Keta to support the residents hit by the tidal waves.
The 73-year-old former President died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital after a short illness on November 12, 2020.
In December 1992, he was democratically elected as President of the Republic and ruled for eight years after securing a securing victory in his second term bid in 1996.