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PHOTOS: Journey Home For Kofi Annan Begins

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The body of the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan began his final journey to his ancestors today Tuesday September 11, 2018.

The body of the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will be laid in state today Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre with the public expected to file past the remains of the global icon and pay their last respects.

Mr. Annan’s body arrived in Ghana on Monday, draped in a UN Flag aboard a chartered flight from Geneva, Switzerland.

The public is expected to file past the remains of the global icon and pay their last respects.

The body was accompanied by the widow, Nane Annan, and her children.

Mr Annan passed away on August 18, 2018, Switzerland.

The general public, heads of department, associations and other will file past the body on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, former ministers of state, members of the diplomatic corps, Members of Parliament, ministers of state, members of the Council of State, members of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association, chiefs and queenmothers, the Akwamuhene and his delegation and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s delegation will also past Mr Annan’s remains.

On Thursday, a solemn Burial Service and final interment cap the national mourning.

The service will be attended by UN Officials, Heads of State, Diplomatic delegations and the general public.

There will also be a private burial at midday on Thursday at the Military Cemetery with full military honours and a 17-gun salute.

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