Ga chiefs were not invited to Kofi Annan's burial service - Annan's family head

Ga chiefs were not invited to Kofi Annan's burial service - Annan's family head

The head of the family of the late Kofi Annan said he did not believe Ga chiefs needed an invitation to attend the late diplomat's burial service.

The family of the late UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, through its head, has expressed disappointment with Ga chiefs for not attending the funeral and burial service of the late diplomat.

The head, Nana Kofi Brewuo II, was speaking on the burial of Annan in an interview, as reported by He said that owing to the fact that the ceremony took place on Ga land, the Ga chiefs needed no invitation.

Brewuo II who is also a special sub-chief of the Asantehene, said that there were many reasons for the Ga monarchs to have considered Annan as one of their own. For instance, he said, the late diplomat owned a house in Accra.

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The head of the family was further quoted as saying: “We were shocked and sad that not a single Ga Chief attended the funeral service when the event was held on their land. The Chiefs didn’t need a special invitation to attend the funeral.

It was open to all, apart from where the Heads of State sat which was strictly by invitation, there was enough space to accommodate other dignitaries, but no Ga chief showed up.

Kofi Annan always resided in Accra whenever he was in Ghana, even if the organizers did not invite the Ga chiefs, they could themselves being the custodians of the land ask why they were not invited when the event was to be held on their land."

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Kofi Annan,a two-term top scribe for the UN, died early in August of 2018 in Switzerland. He was buried in at the Military Cemetary in Accra on Thursday, September.

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