Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will today be laid to rest at the new military cemetery bringing to an end a three-day State burial service in his honour.
His body has lain in state since Tuesday at the foyer of the Accra International Conference Center after it arrived in the country on Monday night and received by President AKufo-Addo and other dignitaries.
A burial service will be held in the morning followed by a private burial at the new military cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.
Several heads of states across the world including Presidents of Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe are in the country to participate in final funeral rites. The UN Secretary-General is also expected to attend the service today.
The general public on Tuesday, 11 September, between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00pm filed past the body to pay their last respects to the statesman.
On Wednesday, 12 September, dignitaries including recognised groups, chiefs, Members of Parliament, Ministers of State and world leaders, took their turn to pay their last respects to the former UN boss.
Mr Annan, who was the seventh UN Secretary-General from January 1997 to December 2006 died peacefully in Switzerland on 18 August 2018 after a short illness.