Rawlings to ‘boom’ on June 4 41st anniversary

Former President Jerry John Rawlings is expected to deliver  a “boom” speech to mark this year’s 41st anniversary of the June 4th uprising.

Mr. Rawlings is expected to deliver a keynote address virtually to mark the 41st anniversary on Thursday June 4, 2020. The theme for the anniversary is ‘Strengthening the Spirit of Patriotism, Resilience and Integrity in Difficult Times.’

A statement issued by Kobina Andoh Amoakwa of the Communications Directorate of the former President’s office sighted by MyNewsGh.com said the new virtual broadcast is due to the social distancing protection protocols instituted by government as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the anniversary planning committee, the theme for the celebration, which is inspired by the pandemic and the ideals of the revolution is; Other speakers including; leading members of the National Democratic Congress will speak at the E-durbar.

In compliance with the social distancing protocols, selected members of the media will be invited to cover the E-Durbar.

As part of the celebrations, donations will be made to the Muslim community in commemoration of the Eid ul Fitr and selected medical facilities will receive PPE to support the fight against coronavirus.

On June 4, 1979, members of the military, drawn mostly from the junior ranks overthrow their leaders in one of the bloodiest military putsch killing eight serving and retired generals including three heads of state.

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