State House, Banjul, 12thSeptember2018

His. Excellency, President Barrow sends a special delegation to Accra, Ghana, to attend the funeral of H.E. Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General, who died on the 18th of August, 2018, in Switzerland.

Led by Ebrima Sillah, Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, the delegation comprises the Special Adviser to the President, Henry Gomez, former Vice President Aja Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, Crispin Grey-Johnson, Mori Kebba Janneh, who are all distinguished Gambians that served the UN at the highestlevel, and MsAlice Colley, a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The body of the deceased was flown to Ghana on Monday evening ahead of the burial, which is scheduled to take place Thursday, 13th September,2018.

The Gambia joins the rest of the world to pray for the soul of the departed to rest in peace.