Minister of Information designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has called on Ghanaians to emulate, celebrate and honour the life lived by the late Ghanaian diplomat, Dr Kofi Annan
The minister in an interview on Starr FM said “The big thing on all of our minds is to celebrate his exemplary service, to emulate the values he stood for and to explore ways by which we can honour him for his service.”
“We are to spend some time drawing out lessons of his life and service, drawing out the values that he stood for – his humility, forthrightness, firmness and genuineness. For the many years that he lived and worked on the global scene, he never departed from his “
These are values that we have to find ways of reminding ourselves and educate the younger generations
Oppong Nkrumah cited Dr Kofi Annan’s presence on the global stage as his significant legacy. He applauded his excellence and decorum displayed in his career, like working to reform the United Nations, working to improve governance and democracy in Africa, working to stimulate peace and investing in young people.
The minister admitted that the death of the former UN Secretary-General, Dr Kofi Annan came as a shock to the government, as the nation has lost a prominent and resourceful citizen.
The book of condolence will see heads of states, world leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, ministers, state officials, media, relatives, loved ones and the general public record their condolences for the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr.Kofi Annan.
Before his death, Dr Kofi Annan was a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation as well as chairman of The Elders - an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.