We will organize a state-assisted funeral for Atsu – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has assured the family of the late Christian Atsu that the State will be deeply involved in the burial of their relative.

According to the President, he has ordered the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Opare to liaise with the family, Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure that the soccer star is given a befitting burial.

“Our responsibility is to give you as much support as we can. We can never erase the loss of this very brilliant man, but there it is. I always console myself with the fact that, at the end of the day, no matter the circumstances, the Almighty will call each one of us one by one, and perhaps, that was his [Christian Atsu] destiny that he is called in this tragic way” President Akufo-Addo said.

“The Ghanaian people must express their appreciation for the work that he did for our nation and the contribution he made to the development of the game and to the development of sports in general.

“So, I have asked the chief of staff who unfortunately is outside Accra today, to make sure that we organize a state-assisted funeral for Christian Atsu, depending on the date that you the members of the family and GFA will select” Akufo-Addo added.

President Akufo-Addo noted that the state will do everything within its power to ensure that Christian Atsu, is given a dignified exit. He asked the family to work closely with his office in choosing a date for the funeral because he would like to personally be present at the funeral to pay his last respect to the late Black Stars player.

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