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25 July 2011 | Obituaries

Larry Bimi Laid To Rest

The late Larry Bimi
The late Larry Bimi

The Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Laary Bimi, who died late last Friday, was buried on Saturday, in accordance with Islamic tradition.

Mr Bimi, 66, passed away at the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had gone for his regular dialysis.

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, led a high-powered government delegation to the residence of the deceased at Cantonments to mourn with the bereaved family.

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, also mourned with the bereaved family, as well as scores of people from all walks of life.

For more than a decade, Mr Bimi, a lawyer by profession, was the head of the NCCE.

The three-day Islamic rites and prayers will be held by the family of the late NCCE Chairman at his Cantonments residence in Accra at 10 a.m. Monday.

They will be followed by the one-week Islamic rites by the Muslim Ummah and the general public at the same venue on Saturday.

Tributes have been pouring in for the late Chairman of the NCCE.

A family source said the family was devastated by his death.

At his residence, a former Chief of Staff under the Rawlings regime, Nana Ato Dadzie, who is a close friend of the late Bimi’s, described his demise as “very shocking”, adding, “I broke down and wept like a baby.”

Mr Bimi was recently in the spotlight after the Association of Magistrates and Judges filed a complaint against him and three other lawyers for making comments about judicial corruption.

Throughout his career at the NCCE, he campaigned tirelessly for increased knowledge of the Constitution and has been an advocate for civic education for Ghanaians.

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