The family of the late United Nations (UN) General-Secretary,

In a statement copied to the media, they thanked Ghana for their overwhelming support.

Kofi Annan died on August 18 in the Swiss capital city of Bern. He was reported to have fallen ill shortly after returning to Switzerland from South Africa and detained at a Geneva hospital and later sent to Bern, the Swiss capital, for further treatment but passed away on Saturday, August 18, in the presence of his wife, Nane Maria, and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

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“Seeing that love for his country being reciprocated through song, through dance, through drumming, through heart-warming and laudatory tributes from all across the land, and through a celebration of life ceremony, was truly incredible", the statement concluded.

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Mr Annan was given a befitting state funeral and burial on September 13, 2018 after three days of national mourning.

Kofi Annan was the 7th General-Secretary of the United Nations who served from 1997 to 2006.