Many dignitaries for President Mills’ funeral arrive

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Dignitaries from across the world, have begun arriving in the country, to join Ghanaians in mourning the late President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills.

Among those who arrived on Wednesday at the Kotoka International Airport were Mr. Djinnit Said, Special Representative of the UN to West Africa, Mr. Kassa Tekleberihan, Speaker of the House of Federation in Ethiopia, Mr. Gilbert Pasquet, Special Envoy to the President of Haiti and Mr. Malefetsane Mohahafa, a Special Representative of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

A delegation of Ivorian Traditional Authority also arrived on the same day.

The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Hilary Clinton is also expected to arrive in the country later on Thursday after completing her tour of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, XYZ News gathers that the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara, who is already in the country as well as the Head of Delegation of the US Government will make separate donations to the Funeral Planning Committee at the State Protocol, State House on Thursday morning.

President Mills, 68, died on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012, at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness.

The state funeral for President Mills, begun on Wednesday, August 8th, and will come to an end after his burial on Friday, August 10th, 2012.

The day has been declared a Public Holiday.

About 16 Heads of State are expected to be in the country to mourn and celebrate the life of the late president, Prof. J.E.A. Mills.

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