Kofi Annan’s death will benefit Ghana – Tourism Minister

Kofi Annan’s death will benefit Ghana – Tourism Minister

- The Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku, has stated that Kofi Annan's death will bring a lot of benefits to Ghana

- She explained that people from all over the world will be in Ghana to pay their respects to him

The Minster for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, has claimed that there are benefits to be derived from the death of former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

Speaking at the forecourt of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), she added that the late statesman will be forever honoured.

According to her, Kofi Annan was a “consummate diplomat and an honourable person who will forever remain in history.”

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Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku Source: Supplied

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“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 added.

Touching on the impact of his death on the tourism industry, she explained that people will travel from all over the world to see the global icon’s final resting place.

She went on to say that he had etched his name in history, and for that reason, Ghana’s tourism and transportation industries will be positively impacted.

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 queen mothers are expected to pay their last respect to the global icon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Also filing past his remains on the same day are members of the traditional council, chiefs and queen mothers, the Akwamuhene and his delegation and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Switzerland. His body has since been flown to Ghana.

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