General News of Sat, 18 Aug 201810
Ghana flags to fly at half-mast for Kofi Annan
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that all national flags should 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 as Ghana mourns the late Kofi Annan.
In a statement to mourn the late former UN Secretary-General who died on Saturday, 18 August 2018, Nana Akufo-Addo said: “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.”
The president described Mr Annan as a consummate international diplomat and highly respected former Secretary General of the United Nations who brought considerable renown to Ghana 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.”
Mr Annan died in Geneva, Switzerland, after a short illness.
He was 80.