PHOTOS: President Akufo-Addo hosts family of Christian Atsu ahead of funeral

The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, February 27, hosted the family members of Christian Atsu to discuss funeral plans.

During the meeting that included officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the President described the late Christian Atsu as a gift sent to the country by God.

He assured the family of the deceased that government will do everything to give the late forward a dignified burial.

“I want the Chief of Staff to make sure we organise a state-assisted funeral for Christian Atsu depending on the date that you the members of the family and the GFA will select.

“Everything will be done from the post of view of the government to make sure that he is given a dignified exit. I owe it as my responsibility as President to make sure that that happens,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.

The President of Ghana added, “The decision as to when the funeral will take place depends on the family. That is the tradition in Ghana. Whatever the decision, whatever date that you chose you should know that the government will stand squarely behind you to make sure that we give him a fitting burial.”

While the date of the funeral for Christian Atsu has not been set, the family has scheduled to have the one-week observation of the demise of the player on March 4.


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