The Ghana High Commission mourns the death of former U.N. Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan

The Ghana High Commission mourns the death of former U.N. Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan

The Ghana High Commission is saddened by the news of the demise of former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan and hereby reiterates the following tribute by His Excellency the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo:

“The Government and people of Ghana, First Lady Rebecca and I are deeply saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland, of one of our greatest compatriots, Mr. Kofi Annan.

I extend, on behalf of the entire Ghanaian nation, our sincere, heartfelt condolences to his beloved widow, Nane Maria, and to his devoted children, Ama, Kojo and Nina, on this great loss. I am, however, comforted by the information, after speaking to Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep.

Consummate international diplomat and highly respected former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan was the first from sub-Saharan Africa to occupy this exalted position. He brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena. He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity. Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived. Rest in Perfect Peace, Kofi. You have earned it. God bless”.

In honour of our fallen compatriot, and as directed by His Excellency the President, the Ghana national flag will fly at half-mast at our High Commission located at 13 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PN and at 104 Highgate Hill, N6 5HE as well as other relevant locations in the UK, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week.

Information on a book of Condolence to be opened in his honour will be announced.

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