A delegation from Equatorial Guinea, led by the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascal Obama Asue, went to the city of Accra, Republic of Ghana, for the State funeral of the former General Secretary of the United Nations (UN), Kofi Annan.
The farewell act for Kofi Annan included a religious ceremony overseen by religious authorities from Ghana, in the presence of royalty, statespersons from the African continent, such as the President of Ghana, H. E. Nana Akufo-Addo, the current UN General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, and other leaders from the main international organisations.
During the ceremony, various speeches were given, such as one on his biography, followed by words of goodbye from his wife and children. The UN General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, and President H. E. Nana Akufo-Addo, also paid homage to Kofi Annan, as the first black African to hold the highest office within the UN.
Antonio Guterres, in his words, described Kofi Annan as “a great friend and undeniable leader”, stating that the would have a special place in the history of humanity for his contribution to the UN. Following the farewell ceremony, the mortal remains of Kofi Annan were taken to the new military cemetery in Accra, to receive holy burial at a private ceremony.
After the ceremony, Obama Asue, accompanied by the ambassador from our country in the Republic of Ghana, JesA�s Mba Bela, went to Accra International Airport, where he was seen off with military honours.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office