The mortal remains of the former President, Jerry John Rawlings, who shockingly died last Thursday at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, is likely to be cremated as that appears to be one of his last wishes.
The 73-year-old, who is the longest serving President in the history of the country requested that he wants to be cremated for a very interesting reason.
Mr Rawlings said he wants to cremated and his ashes scattered in the Achimota Forest, where his alma matter, Achimota School is located.
JJ, in a tribute he wrote for his mother, Victoria Agbotui, revealed he spent more time in the Achimota Forest interacting with nature more than he did on campus.
According to him, on one occasion, while returning from the forest, he chanced upon his mother angrily leaving a warning with a student for him.
The founder of the NDC during an interview with editorial board of Achimota School’s magazine which was published in April 2016 said he wanted his remains back in the Achimota Forest to enable plants to grow.
“Since I love the Achimota forest, I am looking forward to being cremated and my ashes brought to the forest and used to plant a few trees,” he said when asked what he missed most about the school.
“Are you afraid my ghost will be appearing? Let people believe; that way, it will help preserve the forest,” he said.