As part of his role as Chairman of the Thomas Sankara Memorial Committee, former president Jerry John Rawlings is on a three-day working visit to Burkina Faso. 

Mr Rawlings is expected to hold meetings with the Memorial Committee on the status of the monument in honour of the fallen Burkinabe hero, Thomas Sankara.

On Wednesday, he held a meeting with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore in Ouagadougou.

Rawlings on 3-day working visit to Burkina Faso

“The two discussed the status of the memorial project and other issues of mutual interest. The former President will on Thursday call on Prime Minister Christoph Dabire,” a statement from Mr Rawlings’ office said.

Mr Rawlings is also scheduled “to call on the family of Thomas Sankara and a visit to the site of the Sankara memorial monument.” 

He will also address the media before returning home.