Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings yesterday, Saturday, joined thousands of mourners including Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to mourn former Council of Elders member, Kwabena Kyere in Berekum.
Accompanied by NDC Vice Chairman Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, NDC Deputy General Secretary Kofi Adams and past Brong Ahafo Chairman of NDC, Alhaji Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah aka Alhaji PMC, President Rawlings paid his final respects to the late Kyere who died on October 6, 2013 at the age of 77.
Former President Rawlings and his delegation also visited the home of Mr. Kwabena Kyere to console the widow, Veronica Adwoa Agyeiwaa Kyere.
He also signed a book of condolence.
The former President told Mrs. Kyere that her husband was a good man and will be sorely missed.
The late Kwabena Kyere played several roles during President Rawlings’ tenure as President and Head of State, first being appointed as District Secretary for Berekum, before rising to the position of Deputy Minister of Education and later Deputy General Secretary of the NDC.
Until his passing he was a member of the NDC Council of Elders and Chairman of the Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC).