Dignitaries to file past the body of Kofi Annan today

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan laid in State. PHOTO CREDIT:European Pressphoto Agency

The three-day state funeral for former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan enters day two today, Wednesday.

Government officials, Ministers, Members of Parliament, diplomats, Chiefs among other dignitaries, are expected to file past and pay their last respects to Kofi Annan who has been lying in state since Tuesday at the Accra International Conference.

The Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, told Journalists that  the exercise today will see “members of the diplomatic community, judiciary, Members of Parliament, chiefs and various categories of identifiable groups file past the remains of Kofi Annan.”

Ghanaians from all walks of life yesterday has the opportunity to file past the body of Kofi Annan. They were however disappointed because the casket was closed. 

But a Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, however, downplayed the concerns.

“There are several high profile funerals in which I have seen the casket covered, even in this country, so it is not a major problem,” he told Citi News.

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