Former President Jerry John Rawlings will today join cadres to mark the 35th anniversary of the June 4 1979 uprising.
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Revolution Square in Accra to mark the day.
A group of military men toppled the government of the Supreme Military Council, a military regime, in a bloody coup on June 4, 1979 and formed the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) led by Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, then an Air Force officer.
According to details signed by Naval Capt Afeku Amenyo and released by the anniversary planning committee, the occasion will be graced by the presence of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, former President and leader of both the uprising and the December 1981 Revolution.
The wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the fallen heroes will be preceded by a route march from the Kawukudi Junction to the Revolution Square.
The route march, which will commence at 6 a.m, will culminate in a parade at 7:30 am at the Revolution Square.
The uprising started a ‘House cleaning’ exercise against corruption. Three former military leaders of Ghana, Lt. Gen. Afrifa, Gen. Acheampong and Lt. Gen. Akuffo were all executed together with five other senior officers deemed to have been corrupt by the special courts set up by the government.
Cadres, June 4 sympathisers, members of the public and the media are expected at the ceremony.
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