On September 13; Ghanaian international diplomat Kofi Annan was buried at the new Military Cemetery at Burma Camp after a state funeral service held in his honour at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The man who led the UN from 1997 to 2006 as the first black African Secretary-General died on August 18 aged 80 at his home in Switzerland after a short illness.
His funeral attracted world leaders, diplomats and traditional authorities among others. When it concluded, his family issued a thank you message appreciating the support of all.
Find statement below:
Your support has been invaluable as we’ve come together to
commemorate Kofi Atta Annan’s life and put him to eternal rest.
You’ve comforted us, consoled us, counseled us, and celebrated with us.
Kofi Atta Annan loved his Ghana.
Ghana made him the man, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and leader he was.
Seeing that love for his country being reciprocated through song, through dance,
through drumming, through heart-warming and laudatory tributes from all across the land,
and through a celebration of life ceremony, was truly incredible.
For your kindness.
For your generosity.
For your love.
Our hearts are forever filled with gratitude.
1st October, 2018