Former President Jeremiah John Rawlings laid a wreath in neighbouring Togo, to show last respect to a Statesman of the former French colony who has passed on.
The wreath was laid at the Cimetière de la Plage (Beach Cemetery) where Togo’s former Prime Minister, Édouard Kodjovi Kodjo, popularly known as Edem Kodjo, is buried.
The late Edem Kodjo was also one-time Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). He died in April 2020.
Former President Rawlings travelled to Togo on Sunday and was received by the Togolese Minister of Security, General Yark Damehane, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, and Togolese Abroad, Prof Robert Komlan Edo Dussey.
Officials of Ghana’s Embassy in Togo were also on hand to host Mr. Rawlings. The former Ghanaian leader would first visit the family home to mourn with the late Edem Kodjo’s wife, Valentine and bereaved family, where he presented customary drinks, before heading to the cemetery to lay a wreath.
Later Mr. Rawlings also paid a courtesy call on the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe at his official residence, before departing for Ghana.