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Ghanaians Get Final Moments with Kofi Annan

Body of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has been laid in state at the Accra International Conference (AICC), for public viewing.

It marks the beginning of a three-day state funeral.

Kofi Annan Laying in State

Annan’s body arrived in Ghana on Monday, draped in a UN Flag aboard a chartered flight from Geneva, Switzerland.

The former UN Chief passed away on August 18, 2018, Switzerland.

The general public, heads of departments and associations started filing past the body on Tuesday.

Kofi Annan Laying in State

On Wednesday, former ministers of state, members of the diplomatic corps, Members of Parliament, ministers of state, members of the Council of State, members of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association, chiefs and queenmothers, the Akwamuhene and his delegation and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s delegation will also file past Annan’s remains.

On Thursday, a solemn Burial Service and final interment cap the national mourning.

Kofi Annan Laying in State

The service will be attended by UN Officials, Heads of State, Diplomatic delegations and the general public.

There will also be a private burial at midday on Thursday at the Military Cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.

Article first published http://www.myjoyonline.com

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