Rawlings loses brother

Isaac Newton Nii Lante Addy

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has lost his only brother, Mr. Isaac Newton Nii Lante Addy, a former chief scout who passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after a short illness.

He was 76 and until his death was the Vice Chairman of the Africa Scout Foundation, the Board Chairman of Prestmecom Limited and a consultant to the Happy Kids School, having helped organise activities and the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Family sources say he will be buried at the Gethsemane Memorial Garden, Shiashie, Accra, on Friday, November 21, 2014 after Burial Service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Independence Avenue, Accra at 9am.

“The body will however lie in state at the church from 6am to 8.30am, to be followed after interment with final funeral rites at the forecourt of the State House.”

Born on June 4, 1938 in Keta in the Volta Region to the late Thomas Alton Addy and Madam Victoria Betty Agboutui, Isaac Newton Addy was baptized a Catholic with his brother Jerry John Rawlings at the Holy Spirit Cathedral.

Family sources fondly describe him as a thorough teacher, an all-round and disciplined scout, and a diligent manager and faithful worker who rose through the ranks from a Patrol leader to a Group leader in the Scout Movement, becoming a Deputy Chief Commissioner and then a Chief Commissioner.

For over 10 years Isaac Newton Nii Addy served as Chief Commissioner and also served two terms of four years as the President of the West Africa Scout Zone and was awarded the prestigious African Elephant award, the highest award in Scouting in Africa with the late South African president and global peace icon, Nelson Mandela as one of the few to have been honoured with the award.

source : Graphic Online