The Military High Command led by Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Obed Boamah Akwa has on Friday, 9 October 2020 commiserated with former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings on the death of the latter’s mother, Madam Victoria Agbotui at his residence Ridge.
In his commiserative remarks, the CDS said upon hearing the sad news about the unfortunate demise of Madam Victoria, the military high command deemed it necessary to mourn with him, but had to follow the protocol in order of visit by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, the Vice President and the Defense Minister.
He signed the book of condolence as custom demanded and presented customary drinks and water to the former President. The CDS assured the former President and his family of the readiness of the Ghana Armed Forces to offer every support the late distinguished and astute public servant in her own right so deserves to ensure her safe departure.
The Stool Father of the Anlo State, Mr Dan Abodakpi, who is also the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee of Madam Agbotui’s funeral in responding to the military Chiefs said the family was very much appreciative for the word of comfort, the show of sincere comradeship and solidarity.
He added that the funeral of Madam Victoria Agbotui will take place at the forecourt of State House in Accra on Saturday 24, October 2020, after which her remains will be conveyed to Dzelukope in the Volta region for interment.
Mother of the former President, Madam Victoria Agbotui died on 24 September 2020, shortly after her 101 birthday.
The CDS was accompanied by Chief of the Army Staff, Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah, Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Frank Hanson, Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu, Director-General Personnel Administration, Air Commodore Mike Kwame Appiah-Agyekum, Director Public Relations, Col Aggrey Quashie and Forces Sergeant Major, CWO Ramous Barker