Sixteen Heads of State and Government will be attending the funeral of President John Evans Atta Mills on August 10, according to the committee in charge of the funeral.
The US Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Clinton and four Special envoys from the US as well as the President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma would also be attending.
A representative from the Vatican is scheduled to attend including a delegation from the Pan African Parliament.
The leaders are President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin and Chairman of AU; Alassane Outtara, Cote d’Ivoire and chairman of the ECOWAS; Theodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea; Blaise Campaore of Burkina Faso.
Others are President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia; President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo; Jakaya kikwete of Tanzania; Ellen Sirleaf Johnson of Liberia; Dr Goodluck Johnathan of Nigeria; Mahamadou Issoufou of NIger.
The rest are Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe of South Africa; Yahya J. Jameh of the Gambia and Macky Sall of Senegal.
The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Kofi Totobi Quakyi, said they are still “receiving notification from other countries.”
He served notice that no photography will be allowed in the Banquet Hall of the State House where the late president will be laid in state from Wednesday, August 8.