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General News of Monday, 10 September 2018

Source: 3news.com

Dad will be greatly missed – Kofi Annan’s son

The son of late former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has advised Ghanaians to be united to continue to fan the flame his father stood for.

“He was a humanitarian and he believed in unity,” Kojo Adeyemo Annan told TV3’s Komla Klutse on Monday, when the mortal remains of the renowned international diplomat were brought to Accra.

Kojo, who is one of two children from Kofi Annan’s marriage with Nigerian Titi Alakija, was among the family members who accompanied the remains from Geneva, Switzerland to Accra.

He was also by his father’s side on Saturday, August 18, 2018 when he died peacefully in Bern.

“He will be greatly missed,” he told our reporter.

After touchdown in Accra, the mortal remains were received by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, among other dignitaries.

Widow, Nane, was also part of the family who disembarked from the chartered flight from Geneva.

The body has been laid in state at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) for public viewing on Tuesday, September 11.

Government dignitaries and members of Parliament, as well as traditional leaders, will file past on Wednesday ahead of the funeral on Thursday.