General News Mon, 30 Apr 2001

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President grants widows' request

The President, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor has decided to grant the request made to him by the widows of the Senior Military Officers who were executed in 1979 during the heat of the June 4 uprising.

The widows had petitioned the President that the bodies of their husbands be returned to them for fitting burial.

A statement issued on Friday said the President has therefore directed that a committee of five persons made up of a Military Officer, Prisons Officer, a Civil Servant, a State Attorney and a Medical Officer be established to organize the orderly exhumation and retrieval of the bodies for fitting burial.

He expressed the hope that the successful conclusion of the committee's work would permit the nation to bring down the curtain on one of the many sad events of the nation's history. The statement said the nation would be kept abreast of development.

Source: GNA

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