President Akufo-Addo outdoors the funeral committee for Kofi Annan

President Akufo-Addo outdoors the funeral committee for Kofi Annan

- President Akufo-Addo has constituted a funeral committee for the burial service of the late Kofi Annan

- The former diplomat lost his life on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Switzerland, and will be buried on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

- The 9-member committee has Ambassador Annan A. Cato, a diplomat and a former Secretary to the Cabinet as Chairman

President Akufo-Addo, has revealed the names of the members of a 9-member committee to take charge of the funeral arrangements of the late Kofi Annan.

The committee will be chaired by Ambassador Annan A. Cato, a diplomat and a former Secretary to the Cabinet.

Other members are Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister-designate for Information, Ambassador Mercy Debrah Karikari, Secretary to the Cabinet, Ambassador Ahmed Hassan, Director of State Protocol and Samuel Kumah, Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The rest are Brigadier General Charles Awity, Director General, Personnel Administration of the Ghana Armed Forces, Ambassador Patrick Hayford, Retired UN official and Kojo Annan, son of the late Mr Kofi Annan.

According to a statement released by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, the Director of Protocol at the Office of the Vice President, Nana Mensah will serve as Secretary to the organising Committee.

It went on to say that the funeral for the late Kofi Annan will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

The late Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Switzerland, where he was receiving medical care.

Kofi Annan was a diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He was the Founder and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by the late Nelson Mandela.

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