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Flags to fly half-mast in honour of Kofi Annan

...he died peacefully in his sleep

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan

Ghana’s national flag is to fly at half-mast across the country and in all Ghana’s diplomatic missions in the world from Monday, President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed.

This is to honour former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan who died Saturday 18th August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland at the age of 80.

World Leaders have been paying their tributes to the illustrious world icon described by President Akufo-Addo as a “consummate international diplomat”.

Read also: What world leaders are saying about Ghana’s Kofi Annan

“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,” President Akufo-Addo tweeted on Saturday.

Died in Sleep

In a series of tweets, the president commented: “I am, however, comforted by the information, after speaking to Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep.”

He wrote, “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.”

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

“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”

The President remarked: “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”.

Read: ‘Fairer’ Kofi Annan died peacefully – Family

By Isaac Essel |3news.com | Ghana

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