The children of the late UN Chief Kofi Annan have said it is difficult to say goodbye.
In a tribute to the former UN Secretary-General at a high-profile state funeral at the Accra International Conference Centre on Thursday, 13 September 2018, his daughter, Ama Annan described her father as a “man of generosity of spirit, who dedicated his life to others, put himself at their disposal and was one of the most loving people I know.
According to her, her late Father always made people feel welcome and listened attentively to everything he had to say.
Ama Annan said because of these qualities and many others, she considered herself “lucky” to have Mr Annan as a father and that makes it “hard to say goodbye”.
Kofi Annan died at age 80 on August 18, 2018 at the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short illness.
His remains was brought into Ghana last Monday.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, all former living Ghanaian Presidents, Ministers, Members of Parliament, politicians, clergy, the business community, heads of state from different countries, diplomatic corps, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres among others graced the burial service.
Several tributes were read in honour of late Kofi Annan, before he was finally laid to rest at the Military cemetery at Burma Camp, Accra. His funeral was attended by world leaders across the globe.