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“Gov't Commends Media For Professionalism, In-depth Coverage Of Rawlings' Funeral" - Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information-Designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on behalf of the Government of Ghana has commended the media for its cooperation, and the in-depth coverage of the funeral of Late Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

According to him, the various coverage and reportage were professional adding it contributed to the public’s ability to comply and follow everything that happened.

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Addressing Journalists in Accra on Thursday, he said "Government commends the media for their cooperation, professionalism and in-depth coverage of the activities. No doubt, their extensive coverage and analysis contributed to the public’s ability to comply and follow everything that happened,”

The Minister-designated also used the briefing to commended the general public and dignitaries who took the time off their busy schedules to mourn with the government.

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He also explained that the Akufo-Addo government was grateful to the public for complying with the covid-19 protocols.

"The government of Ghana wishes to thank the Ghanaian public for its cooperation during the activities commemorating the final funeral rites of former President Jerry John Rawlings. In particular, we note the public’s compliance with the COVID-19 preventive etiquettes and the public’s heed to the call to as much as possible to follow the event virtually which resulted in the avoidance of large crowds at the event” he noted.

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Late President Jerry John Rawlings passed away on November 12, 2020, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith