After days of mourning and bidding farewell to the Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, his remains will be interred at the Military Cemetery at Burma Camp Thursday September 13 after a Memorial Service at the Accra International Conference Centre.
President Akufo-Addo and other High level Dignitaries will pay their last respect ahead of the service.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Ethiopian President, Dr Mulatu Teshome and his wife, brother of the Prince of Qatar Thani Hamad Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani, Prime Minister of Niger Brigi Rafini, and the Presidents of Angola and Namibia have arrived with their entourage for the Burial service.
Some of the heads of state attending the funeral are President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, George Weah of Liberia, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Hage Geingob of Namibia and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger.
Others include the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix; the Deputy Chief of the African Union Commission, Mr Kwesi Quartey; a former Prime Minister of Kenya, Mr Raila Odinga, the National Assembly Speaker of Kenya, Justin Muturi; and South Korea’s former Ambassador to the United States, Choi Young, who is expected to lead a delegation from his country.
From the United States (US), the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control, Andrea L. Thompson, is leading his country’s delegation to the funeral.