President Weah Pays Tribute to Kofi Annan; Describes His Passing ‘Loss to the World’
(Monrovia, Liberia): Liberian President George Manneh Weah has paid tribute to the falling former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Atta Annan, describing his passing as ‘loss to the rest of the world, not only to his family and country, Ghana.’
President Weah said the African continent lost one of its greatest and finest sons in the death of Mr. Annan. The Ex-UN Chief Scribe died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the age of 80. “He was a great statesman and an outstanding diplomat of all times. He was my boss,” President Weah declared.
He spoke Thursday, August 23, 2018 when he led an array of government officials to the Ghanaian Embassy and United Nations Office to sign the books of condolence in memory of Mr. Annan.
According to President Weah, his death also presents an opportunity for the people of the world to sustain global peace in order to keep his legacy alive.
The late international Ghanaian diplomat was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, who served from January 1997 to December 2006, and a recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his role to bring peace to the world. Devastating conflicts in different parts of the world characterized Mr. Annan’s tenure at the helm of the world body. Pictures follow: