Kojo Annan mourns his father Kofi as late diplomat is laid in state

Kojo Annan mourns his father Kofi as late diplomat is laid in state

The son of the late United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has spoken on the need for Ghanaians to honour and stay true to the memory of his father by upholding the values he stood for.

At the occasion that saw his father's body arrive in Ghana, Kojo Adeyemo Annan said that his father's quest for humanitarian values such as peace and unity needed to be upheld by all Ghanaians home and abroad.

In his interview with 3news.com, the younger Annan said that his father will be greatly missed by his living family. Kojo is one of two children from Kofi Annan's first marriage.

Kojo Annan is reported as saying: "“He was a humanitarian and he believed in unity. He will be greatly missed."

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Son mourns Kofi Annan

Family of the late Kofi Annan descending from the plane which brought their departed one. Photo credit: Presidency.gov.gh

On Monday, the late Kofi Annan's body arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in the evening. YEN.com.gh brought you exclusive photos regarding his arrival and the presence of a welcoming party.

His body will be laid in state on Tuesday, September 11. Friends, family and the general public are expected to make their way to the Accra Internation Conference Centre (AICC) to pay their respects.

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Kofi Annan died in Bern, Switzerland earlier in August. He was the first black secretary-general of the United Nations and he served a two consecutive 5-year terms from 1997 to 2006.

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