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General News of Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

Bury Kofi Annan at the Asomdwee Park – Akua Donkor

The Founder of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor, has asked President Akufo-Addo, to ensure that the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, is buried at the Asomdee park. According to her, Kofi Annan should not be buried at the military cemetery, as that will limit the number of people who wish to visit his grave.

She explained that, the military men would hardly give the general public the opportunity to visit the tomb of Kofi Annan compared to Ghana’s first presidential mausoleum, the Asomdwee Park.

In her opinion, he should be laid to rest at the Asomdwee park where Former President Professor John Atta Mills was buried.

“He should not be buried at the military cemetery. He should be taken to the Asomdwee park. He is not a soldier hence people can easily visit to watch him anytime.

Soldiers would hardly give the general public the chance to see him…”, she argued. Annan’s body arrived in Ghana on Monday, September 10, 2018, draped in a UN flag aboard a chartered flight from Geneva, Switzerland.

The general public, heads of department, associations and others filed past his body on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, former ministers of state, members of the diplomatic corps, Members of Parliament, ministers of state, members of the Council of State, members of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association, chiefs and queen mothers, the Akwamuhene and his delegation and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s delegation will also past his remains.

There will also be a private burial at midday on Thursday at the Military Cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.