Ghanaian government revealed that the body of Kofi Annan, the late former secretary-general of the United Nations, will arrive in the country on September 10.
Deputy Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, said that the arrival of the body would mark the beginning of a three-day state funeral for the global statesman and Nobel peace laureate.
He said that several heads of state, UN officials and diplomatic delegations will join the family for the burial service.
Oppong-Nkrumah said: “Mr. Annan’s personal testament requested a simple, solemn final set of activities. And so the state, while it wishes to give him a befitting burial, will accommodate his wishes as well.”