Today, February 27, 2023, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is scheduled to meet with the family of deceased Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu, as well as representatives from the Ghana Football Association and the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif.
This gathering will take place in advance of the deceased footballer’s final funeral rites.
In the aftermath of the natural disaster with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, the body of Christian Atsu was found buried beneath the rubble at his home in the province of Hatay in Turkey.
Subsequently, his body was carried to Ghana, where government officials, members of the football community, colleagues, supporters, and Ghanaians in general offered their condolences to the family of the deceased player.
In memory of the departed player, an event commemorating his life will take place at Adjiringanor in Accra for the duration of one week beginning on March 4, 2023.
Mustapha Yussif, who is the Minister of Youth and Sports, made the following statement to the media: “We will call on the President on Monday.”
As soon as we finish this step, the plan that the family has presented to the Ministry and GFA will be made public, even though it still needs the president’s approval before it can be implemented.
In addition, a funeral planning committee has been established to make certain that appropriate arrangements are made.
The government has committed to working closely with Atsu’s family to ensure that he is given a respectful burial.
Before the late footballer’s final funeral rites, discussions were concluded between the Atsu family, officials of the Ghana Football Association, and Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif on Friday of last week.
In this hard time, the family wants to say how much they appreciate all the love and support they have received since a family member died too soon in the Turkey earthquake.
During this challenging time, the Twasam family is extremely grateful for the assistance that they have gotten from the Ghanaian government, specifically from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana.
Robert Ani, a spokesman for the family, told Citi News that the family’s appreciation for Christian Atsu’s passing is indescribable and cannot be fully conveyed via words.
“The support from the Ghanaian government and populace has been incredible. To begin, I would like to express my gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for taking a serious interest in the matter from the moment it took place until now.
The assistance provided by the president has been outstanding. Simply put, we would like to express our gratitude to him and the Ghanaian people.
The amount of support has been astonishing. Folks have been calling, stopping by, and just being supportive in any way they can be. “From what I’ve seen thus far, I can honestly say that it’s been overwhelming,” he remarked.