General News of Sun, 26 Aug 201811
Akufo-Addo sets up committee to organise Kofi Annan’s funeral
A nine-member Committee to plan the organization of a full state burial for the late former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has been set up by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The committee was constituted “in consultation with his widow, Mrs. Nane Maria Annan, his children and family of the late UN Secretary General”,
Members of the committee are:
Cecilia Abena Dapaah – Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP – Minister-designate for Information
Ambassador Mercy Debrah Karikari – Secretary to the Cabinet
Ambassador Ahmed Hassan – Director of State Protocol
Samuel Kumah – Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Brigadier General Charles Awity – Director General, Personnel Administration of the Ghana Armed Forces
Ambassador Patrick Hayford – Retired UN official
Kojo Annan – Son of the late Mr. Kofi Annan.”
Nana Mensah – Director of Protocol at the Office of the Vice President, has been assigned to act as Secretary to the Organising Committee.
A statement from the presidency said the members of the committee will “see to the organisation of a State funeral for former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan.
Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday, August 18 in Switzerland after a short illness.
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, is dead
The president, addressing the family of the late former UN Secretary General when they paid a courtesy call on him to officially announce the death, said Kofi Annan deserves a state burial.
President Akufo-Addo also proposed September 13, 2018 as the date for the final funeral rites and burial of the late international diplomat.
Akufo-Addo decrees state burial for Kofi Annan in Accra; wants it on Sept. 13