Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Kofi Annan’s mortal remains has arrived in Ghana

The mortal remains of Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary General has landed at the Kotoka International Airport Accra, allnewgh.com has learnt.

The body, which was accompanied to Ghana by Annan’s widow and children was welcomed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Solemn music was played by the Ghana Armed Forces. Soldiers brought down the coffin, which was replaced by the Flag of Ghana, after which prayers were said.

Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday, 18 August 2018, surrounded by his wife and children.

He will be accorded a state burial and his body interred at the new Military Cemetery in Accra on September 13, 2018 after burial service at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Wednesday, September 12.

Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, member of the Kofi Annan Funeral Planning Committee and Minister of Information designate, disclosed an outline of funeral programme.

He revealed that several heads of states from around the world are expected to pay their last respect to the global icon who received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. He was the first African to work as United Nations Secretary General.