The late former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, will be buried on December 23, his family has said.

The date was announced on Monday by the Head of the funeral planning committee, James Victor Gbeho, in a press release.

According to him, the family, in consultation with the government, has agreed on the date.

Rawlings, 73, died on November 12, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness.

The funeral rites will hold at the Independence Square in Accra.

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Mr. Gbeho, in the statement said, “The family is working in conjunction with the government on the finer details of the funeral ceremony and will communicate the arrangements in due course.”