- Kofi Annan died on August 18, in Switzerland
- The former Secretary-General has been mourned by people from all walks of life
The family of late United Nations (UN) Secreatry-General Kofi Annan have indicated that the former diplomat will be buried in Ghana. According to reports by YEN.com.gh, the UN will also hold ceremonies in New York and Geneva.
The family made this information available on Thursday, August 23, according to Starrfmonline.com. The announcement also said the Government of Ghana will announce the state's plans for a ceremony in Accra.
It continued: “The dates for those events will be announced in due course.”
“The family has kindly asked that no flowers be sent. For those still wishing to have their thoughts and support reflected in a gift, they suggest a contribution to the Kofi Annan Foundation:www.kofiannanfoundation.org/donate”
“The Annan family wishes to thank most sincerely the many who have expressed their condolences following the passing of Kofi Annan. The family has found great solace in the outpouring of love and support.”
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Legit.ng had reported that Annan passed on Saturday, August 18, in Switzerland after a short illness. He has been mourned by politicians, athletes, entertainers and a whole host of others.
Annan was said to have fallen ill while on a trip to South Africa and had been flown back to his Switzerland base for treatment.
The widow of the deceased diplomat Nane Maria, however, disclosed to Ghana's president, Nana Akufo-Addo, in a phone call that he died peacefully in his sleep.
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