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Condolence Letters from Singapore Leaders on the Passing of Former President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Jerry John Rawlings

  • Nov 16, 2020
  • MFA

President Halimah Yacob has written to President of the Republic of Ghana H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has written to Mrs Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, to offer their condolences respectively on the passing of former President of the Republic of Ghana H.E. Jerry John Rawlings.

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

I am saddened to learn of the passing of former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Ghana has lost one of her finest sons, and a statesman whose legacy will continue to resonate across Africa and beyond.

Our thoughts are with the people of Ghana on this sad occasion.

Letter from Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to Mrs Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your husband, former President Jerry John Rawlings.

We interacted on many occasions when both of us attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings, and got to know each other well. I vividly recall his charisma and the passion with which he spoke about Ghana.

I also had the privilege of hosting then-President Rawlings to dinner during his visit to Singapore in December 1995, and last met him at a meeting of the InterAction Council in Tianjin, China in May 2012.

Your husband was an exemplary leader who indelibly shaped his beloved country and the region for the better.

Please accept my deepest condolences in this time of grief.


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