The extended family of the former United Nations Secretary-General,
Mr Kofi Annan is in shock, following his death last Saturday .
The Head of the family, Nana Kofi
He said the late Annan was brought to Kumasi together with his twin sister Efua Atta from Cape Coast and were raised together in the family house.
This reporter, who spoke to some family members when he paid a visit to the house in Kumasi last Sunday, said the atmosphere in the house was very
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Asked when the funeral will take place, Nana Brewuo said since the late diplomat was made a chief, ‘Busumuru’ by Otumfuo, the family would have to inform the Asantehene and consult him before any date could be set for the purpose.
She said the last time the two of them spoke on phone was about two months ago and they discussed family issues and he promised to get in touch when he returned from his trip abroad.
She said when the news about his death was broken to her, she did not believe it and had to contact a few people, including
“Even then, I still had my doubts because I just could not believe it.
“Yes, he was 80-years-old, but he did not look the type who would drop dead any moment so the news came as a shock to all of us,” she reiterated.
Below is a copy of a tribute to Kofi Annan, from his family
On August 18, the world lost a leader and a statesman: Kofi Atta Annan.
And we lost a brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and an uncle – a man of deep conviction who was as committed to instilling the values of fairness, integrity, kindness, and service in each of us, as he was to
He was as present with each of us and the family as a whole, as he was with every crisis, every mission, and every intervention.
No call, email, or text went unanswered.
No personal crises unaddressed.
No major family milestones or celebrations unattended, no matter what was happening in the world.
So while we shared him with the world, we were never poorer for it.
Today, buoyed and comforted by the outpouring of love and support we have received from around the world, we are richer for having shared him with you. Stubborn optimist that he was, he would want us all to look forward with hope, and keep striving to create a freer, fairer, more peaceful world.
Daddy, may you rest in perfect peace knowing the depth of our love for you and gratitude for the tremendous role you played in each of our lives.
Atta says, “Bye bye Grandpa, enjoy heaven!”
The Annan Family