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Kofi Annan lays in state

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The remains of former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has been laid in state at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center.

The general public is expected to today, Tuesday, 11 September, between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00pm file past the body to pay their last respects to the statesman.

On Wednesday, 12 September, dignitaries including recognised groups, chiefs, Members of Parliament and Ministers of State, world leaders, will have their turn to pay their last respects to the former UN boss.

A burial service will be held on Thursday,13 September at the Accra International Conference Centre, followed by a private burial at the new military cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.

The remains of Mr Annan arrived in Accra on Monday, 10 September 2018, for state accompanied by his widow Nane Maria Annan, his children and some executives of the United Nations.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Armed Forces, received the body on behalf of the people of Ghana.

Mr Annan was the seventh United Nations Secretary-General from January 1997 to December 2006 died peacefully in Switzerland on 18 August 2018 after a short illness.





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