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Ghana was today cast in red and black as scores of dignitaries, including staff of the United Nations and other prominent individuals, thronged the Accra International Conference Centre to file past the mortal remains of and pay their final respects to the global icon, Kofi Annan.

Kofi Annan, the seventh (7th) Secretary-General of the United Nations, passed away at Switzerland and the body was transported to Ghana on Monday, September 10, 2018 for his funeral and burial service to be held in his home country.

On Tuesday, September 11, the nation's hero was laid in state in a closed casket enveloped with Ghana's flag for the general public to pay their last respects to the man who placed Ghana and Africa on the world map.

But most of these mourners were disappointed they could not catch a glimpse of the remains of the former UN Secretary-General.

According to some of them, the closure of the casket was not in sync with the Ghanaian way of honouring the dead.

Three days have been set aside to mark his funeral and burial service beginning from today through to Wednesday which will see Members of Parliament, Ministers of State and several world leaders among others.

The late Kofi Annan will be buried on Thursday, September 13 at the new Military cemetery with full Military and a 17-gun salute.

Video below:

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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