Annan to be laid to rest tomorrow

FORMER UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be buried tomorrow.

His body landed at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital, Accra, receiving a hero’s welcome. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo joined Annan’s widow and family members on Monday as soldiers brought Annan’s coffin down from the aircraft amid solemn music played by a detachment of Ghana’s armed forces.

To signify Annan’s return home, the UN flag that covered the coffin was replaced by the Ghanaian. Annan will lie at Accra International Conference Centre where people can pay their respects before tomorrow’s state funeral.

Annan died in August in Switzerland at age 80. Ghanaian soldiers, accompanied by clergymen, carried the coffin of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. 

Author: Accra, Tuesday

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