Rawlings’ funeral: Anlo Traditional Council locks horns with government and supposed family

Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.
Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

The Office of Awadada of Anlo State of the Anlo Traditional Council in the Volta Region has expressed disappointment and worry towards the funeral arrangements of the late former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings.

In a press statement issued by the Awadada of Anlo State Togbi Agbesi Awusu II, noted that, the attention of the Anlo Traditional Council has been drawn to a purported pres statement announcing the details of the funeral of H.E J.J Rawlings in consultation with Government.

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The Anlo Traditional Council wishes to express in its strongest possible terms its total outrage for the disrespect shown to the culture, traditions, mores and usage of our practices in the release of the so-called press statement. Our anger stems from the facts that, President J.J Rawlings was not only a former Head of State and President of the Republic of Ghana, he was also a properly installed Chief of Anlo land whose unfortunate demise must be delt with in accordance with customs and traditions of Anlo.

According to them, It needs to be brought to the attention of the public that, the Traditional Council had brought to the attention of the immediate family its concerns on how to proceed with the funeral arrangements and was to have met them for final input into the funeral arrangement.

The Anlo Traditional Council added that, the statement as released is a total affront to the Anlo customs, traditions usage and mores of our people and we call on those behind this to take urgent remedial steps to enable us accord our dear departed a dignified send off.

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The Anlo Traditional Council reserves the right to take steps to ensure that this error is remedied appropriately. We take this opportunity to inform H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who we know is a royal to ensure that the right procedures are adhered to.

Read the full statement below. 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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