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TOP UN DIPLOMATS SIGN RAWLINGS’ BOOK OF CONDOLENCE

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations (UN) and Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, Madam Amina J. Mohammed, has led a team from the UN to sign the book of condolence for the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

The delegation include; Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWA); Madam Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union; and Charles Abani, UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana.

 The late former President Rawlings died on Thursday, November 12, after a short illness at aged 73.

The country has been observing seven-days of national mourning, with all national flags flying at half-mast.

Still on former President Rawlings death; The Coalition of Muslim Organisations Ghana (COMOG), has encouraged Ghanaians to reflect the persona of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, as a sign of sincere appreciation for his meritorious services to the country.

A statement issued by coalition extended its condolences to the family and Ghanaians.

COMOG described late JJ Rawlings as a man of enviable track record of principles, accountable, commoner to the level of everyone and God fearing.

The statement said Islam encouraged Muslims to show and live with every human being and “animals” with love and care, “same way we are encouraged to show and express our condolences to the bereaved”.

It announced its readiness to support the state funeral of the “noble man of the land,” saying “May God strengthen his family and all Ghanaians”.

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