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Kofi Annan’s Death will Boost Tourism in Ghana – Tourism Minister


Minister of Tourism, Catherine Afeku has stated that the death of former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan has a potential of boosting tourism in the country.

According to Catherine Afeku, Kofi Annan’s burial place will serve as a tourism site for the country.

‘He was a true African. His behaviour meant he was a consummate diplomat. We have lost an illustrious son. He is an honourable person and it will remain history that we buried an illustrious son in the continent…’ she said.

The tourism minister said this at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), where the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations has been laid-in-state.

‘He has made his name. People will come to Ghana to look at his tomb. These are the things that will enhance and boost the transportation of our export…’

Kofi Annan died on August 18, 2018 in Switzerland at the age of 80, after a short illness, and will be buried at the Military Cemetery on Thursday, September 13, 2018, after a state funeral service.

People from all walks of life have been trooping to the AICC since Tuesday to view the remains of Kofi Annan which was brought into the country from Geneva on Monday.

Wednesday,September 12, was set aside for dignitaries including government officials, judiciary, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Chiefs among others to also pay their last respects.

Most of the dignitaries that went to the AICC recounted fond memories of Kofi Annan.

Former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Emile Short who was also at the venue admonished African Leaders to emulate the exceptional leadership skills of Kofi Annan.

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