ACCRA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua/GNA) - Government of Ghana is in talks with the family of late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on funeral arrangements for the global statesman, Deputy Minister for information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah disclosed here on Monday.
Speaking on local media, the deputy minister who has been nominated for the substantive ministerial position, pledged the readiness of the state to offer any assistance in giving him a befitting burial. "Today and tomorrow, we are engaging with the family so that we begin exploring how to ensure that we give him a befitting final burial, especially looking at the global interest," the deputy minister disclosed. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo held discussions with Annan's immediate family on Sunday and signed the book of condolence opened in his honor by the family. Government will open a book of condolence in memory of the late Nobel Peace Laureate who passed away on Saturday. "A great Ghanaian who served his country, Africa and humanity with dignity and humility, has left us to join his maker. Ghana has suffered a great loss from his passing. "He brought great renown to our nation, and it is my wish that our nation honors him fully on his passing. God bless him and grant him a peaceful place of abode in his bosom." Akufo-Addo wrote.