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Mortal Remains of Kofi Annan, finally arrives in Accra for burial ceremony

Written by  Sep 10, 2018
The mortal remains of the late former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, have finally arrived in Accra. The remains, draped in a UN Flag, came via a chartered flight from Geneva, Switzerland, accompanied by the widow, Jane Lagergren and her children. President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; Second Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Akufo-Addo y and other dignitaries were present at the Kotoko International Airport today [Monday] to welcome relatives of the late Kofi Annan as part of a short ceremony. Also present were the Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, among others. Prayers, both Christian and traditional, were also held for the late UN Secretary-General. The body has been moved to the Accra International Conference Centre. On September 11, Kofi Annan’s body will be laid in state at the Accra International Conference Centre. On Wednesday, September 12, dignitaries will file past and pay their last respects to Mr. Kofi Annan. A burial service will then take place on September 13 at the Conference Centre before he is finally laid to rest at the new Military Cemetery. Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
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