General News of 2013-12-04

Harry Sawyerr to be buried December 21

Late Harry Sawyerr, former Minister of Education and a professional Surveyor would be buried on December 21, Professor Akilakpa Sawyerr, Head of the Sawyerr family has announced.
He said the late politician who died in November, would be buried at the Basel Mission Cemetery after church service at Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
Professor Akilakpa Sawyerr announced this when he led family members of the former Minster to inform President Mahama about the funeral arrangements.
He said the final funeral rites would be performed at the forecourt of the State House..
President Mahama said the death of Mr Sawyerr was a national loss because of his role in introducing the TATA Bus, City Express transport system, during late President Hilla Limann’s administration.
Mr Sawyerr also introduced the National Teachers’ Awards.
He announced that he would be given a state burial and called on the family members to liaise with the Chief of Staff to ensure that all necessary arrangements are made before the funeral date.
He gave the assurance that government would be fully represented in the final funeral rites of the former Minister.
The late Sawyerr was a former Minister of Education during the Provisional National Defence Council after having serving as Minister of Transport during the Limann administration in 1980.
In a related development Mr Victor Gbeho led a family delegation to formally announce the death of late Dr Justice Morton, a renowned Medical Practitioner to President Mahama at the Flagstaff House, Kanda.