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Institute national holiday for Kofi Annan – Gov’t urged

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

A security expert has called on the government to institute a national holiday in honour of the late former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Kofi Atta Annan.

Irbard Ibrahim said this is the only way the name ‘Kofi Annan’ will keep ringing in the ears of the world and also Ghana.

The security expert made the call on Ghana Television (GTV) during its special coverage of the arrival of the remains of the late UN Chief at the Kotokoa International Airport in Accra today which was monitored by PrimeNewsGhana.

“I think the state must institute a national holiday for Mr Kofi Annan because that is the only way he will not be forgotten. The name of William Shakespear keeps ringing a bell because the English never let the name die. We still remember Mahatma Ghandi because the Indians never let the name die and that is what we should do for Kofi Annan”, he explained.

The remains of the late UN Secretary-General arrived at the Kotoka International Airport this evening.

He was accompanied by the wife, children and grandchildren.

President Akufo-Addo, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Ocquaye, and other dignitaries were there to receive the remains.

Late Kofi Annan will be laid in state at the Accra International Conference Centre from 10 am on Tuesday, September 11, to Thursday, September 13, 2018.

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