Ghana national flag flown at half-staff to honour Kofi Annan death

In honour of Mr. Kofi Annah,Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the national flag to be flown at half-staff in all parts of the country and in all the country’s diplomatic missions across the world.

Akufo-Addo described Annah as one of Ghana’s ‘greatest compatriots’, a ‘consummate international diplomat.

“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.

”Undoubtedly, he excelled in the various undertakings of his life, leaving in his trail most pleasant memories. His was a life well-lived.

“I have directed that, in his honour, Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week.

“Rest in perfect peace, Kofi. You have earned it. God bless”

In his tweet,Akufo-Addo said,He lived and worked for global peace, security and sustainable development in very challenging times. A proud son of Ghana and Africa.

The former secretary-general of the United Nations died on Saturday in Switzerland.

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