The Office of Former President Jerry John Rawlings has indicated there will be no one-week ceremony of the late President.
The public is therefore urged to ignore all flyers and other communications announcing such ceremony because they are false.
The Office also indicated that former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, is well and has not been admitted to any hospital.
According to the Office, she was present when President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President Mahama called on the family on Friday, November 13.
A statement from the Communications Directorate reminded the general public that all who wish to call on the family of the late former President will be received by pre-arranged appointments.
Individuals and organisations are therefore urged to book appointments by calling 0264444464. Ghanaians who wish to express their condolences are advised to visit the Ghana International Conference Centre to sign the book of condolence opened by the state in honour of the late President.
The Office informs all groups and institutions who obtain appointments that due to COVID-19 protocols, visitors with appointments who arrive at the former President’s office without nose masks will not be allowed in.
Meanwhile, the State Protocol has outlined a schedule for the signing of the Book of Condolence for late Former President Rawlings.
The signing, which begins today Monday 16th November 2020 to Friday 20th November 2020 will be at the Foyer of the Accra International Conference Centre from 9am – 5pm daily.
According to the Office, the schedule is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to observe all the safety protocols even as the nation mourns the former leader.
Former President Rawlings died at 10:10am on Thursday, 12th November 2020, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was receiving treatment after a short illness.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo subsequently declared seven days of national mourning from Friday, 13th November to Friday, 20th November and also directed all flags in the country to fly half-mast in honour of the memory of the former President.
Times for the signing are as follows:
Monday (16th Nov. 2020)
9am – 9:30am: The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament
9:40am – 10:10am: His Lordship the Chief Justice, Members of the Judicial Council and Justices of the Supreme
10:15am – 10:45am: Former President, H.E John Agyekum Kufuor; Former President H.E John Dramani Mahama
10:50am – 11:20am: Former First & Second Ladies of the Republic
12noon – 12:15pm: The Chief of Staff of the Republic
12:15 – 1:00pm: Chairman and Members of the Council of State
1:00pm-2:00pm: Ministers of State, Members of Parliament
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Presidential Aspirants and other political leaders
Tuesday (17th Nov. 2020)
9:00am -10:00am: CDS/IGP and Heads of Security Agencies
10:05am – 11am: Heads of Religious Bodies
11:05 – 5pm: Ambassadors/High Commissioners
Wednesday (18th Nov. 2020)
9:00am – 5:00pm: Rtd. Snr. Security Officers, OAA/AKORA (Achimota School), Traditional Leaders
Thursday (19th Nov. 2020)
9:00am-12:00pm: Heads of Government Institutions
12:05pm – 5:00pm: General public
Friday (20th Nov. 2020)
9:00am – 5:00pm: General public