He stated that Mr. Rawlings died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on November 12 at 10:10 am, after a short illness.
Akufo-Addo expressed condolence to the wife of the late Rawlings, former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, his children, and his family.
President Nana Addo also declared a 7-day national mourning, instructing that all national flags must fly at half-mast.
“A great tree has fallen, Ghana is poorer for the loss,” the statement noted.
“In honour of the memory of former President Rawlings, the Vice President and I have suspended our political campaigns for the same period,” he added.
He also added that the government will work closely with the family of the NDC founder and give him a befitting burial.