Kofi Annan’s Mortal Remains Arrive in Ghana

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) on Monday joined a government delegation led by H.E. Nana Akufo Addo and other dignitaries to receive the remains of former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan.
The body was accompanied by the widow, Mrs Nane Maria Annan, children and grandchildren of the late former UN boss and some UN officials, amidst a brief ceremony led by the Ghana armed forces.
The casket carrying the remains was draped in the colours of the UN but was later changed to the Ghana national colours when it was handed over to the state, on arrival at the Jubilee lounge of the Kotoka International Airport,
As part of the program, Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey also led a cortege from the Kotoka International to the Accra International Conference Centre where the citizenry will file past and pay their last respect to a great son of Ghana.
Tuesday September 11, 2018 marks the beginning of the three-day national mourning for Dr Kofi Annan.
Dr Annan died on August 18, 2018 in Bern, Switzerland after a short illness.