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Kofi Annan to be buried at Military Cemetery

Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will be laid to rest at the new Military Cemetery at Burma Camp in Accra.

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.

Read: Akufo-Addo announces full state burial for Kofi Annan

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 3rdGhanaian 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 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.

Read: [Photos] A tribute to Kofi Annan, from his family

“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.

Kofi Annan, the celebrated Ghanaian diplomat, died in the Swiss capital of Bern, in the early hours of Saturday, August 18, 2018.


Several tributes have been pouring in from across the world since his demise.

The Government of Ghana directed that the country’s flags should be flown in Ghana and in all the country’s missions at half-mast for a week beginning Monday, August 20, 2018.

About Kofi Annan

The 80-year old Ghanaian diplomat served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.


He was awarded the Peace Prize for having revitalized the UN and for having given priority to human rights.

The Nobel Committee also recognized his commitment to the struggle of containing the spread of HIV in Africa and his declared opposition to international terrorism.

He is the founder and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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