By Our Reporter
A Delegation from the family of the late former President Jerry John has paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to thank him for the immense role he played in giving the late President a befitting State burial.
The Delegation led by Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, expressed gratitude to the Presidency, the entire country for the kind of funeral they experienced.
In his address, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho said the Rawlings’ family is grateful for the President for his special involvement in arrangements leading to the organization of the State funeral of former President Rawlings.
“Indeed, you have done what was expected of a president; we saw and we are convinced that you went a little beyond to ensure that a befitting burial is given to our late president Rawlings,” he said.
He said President Akufo-Addo’s interest from day one when the family came to inform him about his (Rawlings’) passing and when he took a good decision to give him a state burial cannot be overlooked.
“We are very, very grateful,” Ambassador James Victor Gbeho said.
He also said, the widow, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is grateful for President Akufo-Addo for the interest he shown in the funeral of her late husband.
The family also expressed gratitude to the Chief of Staff for her role in ensuring that late President Rawlings received the best of funerals.
Although he said the road hasn’t been easy, with the agitations from the traditional leaders from the Volta Region against the decision to have a State burial, all went well.
He said, the time has come for them to put all that behind them and build peace and harmony in Anlo State so that in future occasions, such agitations would not rise.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was enthused about the visit and also expressed gratitude the family for the honours.
He said what his government has done for the late former President Rawlings was the right thing to do.
The delegation included Amb. James Victor Gbeho (Leader), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Col. Joshua Agbotui, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Yaa Asantewa Agyeman Rawlings, Amina Agyeman Rawlings, Madam Sefa Deenzer Agyeman and Kobina Andoh.