Ghanaians bid farewell to former President Jerry John Rawlings after a funeral in Accra’s Black Star Square on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Tributes from Mr. Rawlings’ widow, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings; President Akufo-Addo, the National Democratic Congress, among others, underscored the impact of the former president on Ghana’s history.

The ceremony featured the Ghana Armed Forces Band, the Ghana Police Service Band and the National Symphony Orchestra offering musical interludes, as well as vocal performances by Joe Mettle, Irene Logan, among others.

His family, the NDC, ECOWAS, the military, among others, laid out nine wreaths for Mr. Rawlings.
During President Akufo-Addo’s tribute, he announced that the University of Development Studies, Tamale, would be changing to the Jerry John Rawlings University of Development Studies, Tamale.