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Ghana: Here are the Outlines of Kofi Annan’s Burial Arrangement

The death of Kofi Annan on August 18, created a wave of emotions and tributes in Ghana and around the world. Died of a short illness in Switzerland, former Secretary General Kofi Annan will be buried in Ghana. If her foundation recommended that the family be allowed to quietly prepare the funeral, she revealed the outlines of the last tributes.

Funeral ceremonies are announced for the month of September. The new Accra military cemetery in the Ghanaian capital will be the last home. According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, this is “the most appropriate place to host the late Kofi Annan”.

Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan spoke with the media at the United Nations Office at Geneva following the June 30, 2012 Meeting of the Action Group for Syria.

September 18 was chosen for burial. But before, a last homage will be returned to him by a “state ceremony” according to the family of the illustrious disappeared. A tribute deserved in view of the course of the diplomat and his contribution to the balance of his country and the world.

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From his position at the WHO World Health Organization in 1962 to his resignation on 2 August 2012 from his post of mediator of the UN and the Arab League in Syria to the post of United Nations Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006, the man scored many countries. This is why demonstrations of support will be unavoidable. His family has prepared for it and already has a method. Support of any kind will only be received by the Kofi Annan Foundation via its website: www.kofiannanfoundation.org/donate.

The burial of Kofi Annan will undoubtedly be a major event for Ghana. Many heads of state and senior representatives of international organizations are announced in the Ghanaian capital.

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