Ghana's Public Says Farewell To Kofi Annan
Fakhir Rizvi 11 days ago Tue 11th September 2018 | 09:10 PM
A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.
Accra, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.
A choir sang hymns and traditional dances were performed as the public got their chance to say farewell to one of the country's most famous sons.
"It was marvellous in our eyes, it was one of these things that we can only dream... he lifted Africa and showed that we are also able to do great things," Kitcher told AFP.
Most of those who queued to pay their respects wore black and red mourning clothes and passed under large posters of Annan to the sound of pulsating drums.
Whenever he saw Annan in the news, Johnson said he felt like he was watching a family member.
"He was a president to all the world," he added Pensioner Joyce Atiase said she was mourning the loss of a "great man". "We all loved him. He played a major role for our country, he did his best," she said.
A private burial service will then be held in the city's military cemetery.