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Comment: KOFI ANNAN TO BE BURIED CLOSE AMISSAH ARTHUR

Author:
NANA OBIRI,
Date:
2018-09-13 01:59:20


@ the 37 Military Cemetery nicknamed "Land of the Brave", near to Amissah Arthur.


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This was announced by President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Friday.
According to Akufo-Addo, that cemetery is an appropriate resting place for the renowned global peace icon.
In an interaction with the family of the late Kofi Annan when they paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House, Akufo-Addo said Kofi Annan will be the 3rd Ghanaian civilian to be buried at the cemetery after former Vice President Amissah-Arthur and statesman J.H. Mensah.
“Burma Camp has created a new cemetery and there is a portion that has been allocated for VIPs; civilian VIPs, and I think it will be the most appropriate place to lay him [Kofi Annan] to rest. That is where the former Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur was recently buried and also veteran statesman J.H. Mensah. [They are] the first two people to be buried there,” Akufo-Addo noted.
The President further revealed that the government will hold a state burial for Kofi Annan and will bear the full cost of the event.
“This is a state funeral so the responsibility for the arrangements are that of the Ghanaian state. Your bid is to mourn but you will not have any of the financial burdens involved in organizing such a thing; that will be borne by the state of Ghana,” Akufo-Addo told Kofi Annan’s family.
Akufo-Addo further proposed Thursday 13th September, 2018 for the burial of the former Secretary-General.
Kofi Annan, the celebrated Ghanaian diplomat, died in the Swiss capital of Bern, in the early hours of Saturday, August 18, 2018.

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