Former Ghanaian president, Jerry Rawlings, has died at the age of 73 after COVID-19 complications.

Rawlings died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday, November 11.

Rawlings on October 24, buried his mother, Victoria Agbotui, at Dzelukope in the Volta Region after she She died at the age of 101 on September 24, 2020.

Late Jerry Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001. He led a military government until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected president of Ghana.

After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

However, he then resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first president of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

Jerry Rawlings is survived by his wife and four children and his burial arrangements is yet to be announced.



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