A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Pius Enam Hadzide has explained that the decision to organise a closed-casket funeral ceremony for the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is in line with the global icon’s wishes to have a modest funeral.
Hadzide’s explanations come in the wake of reservations expressed by some Ghanaians the funeral ceremony in Accra.
Some mourners who spoke to Graphic Onlineexpressed displeasure about the development, especially when some claimed they traveled from far places simply to catch a glimpse of the body. Some have even suggested that
Annan’s body was not in the casket and that it has probably been “loaded with stones,” one man said.
Annan died at age 80 in Bern, Switzerland on August 18, after a short illness.