Geingob leaves for Ghana to attend Annans funeral
12 Sep 2018 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 12 SEP (NAMPA) President Hage Geingob left for Accra, Ghana on Wednesday to attend the State funeral of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Annan died last month aged 80.
He will be laid to rest on Thursday.
Speaking to the media before departing for that country, Geingob said he is attending the funeral on behalf of Namibians and the Southern African Development Community.
Annan was the first black African to serve as a Secretary-General of the UN, a position he held from 1997 until 2006.
The loss of Kofi Annan, an exemplary son of Ghana, leaves a huge void for the African continent and humanity at large, which he served as a courageous humanitarian with immeasurable passion and distinction. Without a doubt, Africa has lost a man of integrity and a hero of our continent who worked throughout his entire life, persistently, for a better humanity, the president said.
Geingob is amongst others being accompanied by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi and State House Press Secretary, Alfredo Hengari.