The death of Ghanaian diplomat and former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has sent a wave of sadness all over the world.
Founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, has paid tribute to the Noble Peace Laureate, calling him a “great mentor”.
After hearing the sad news about his demise, Dr Tetteh took to Facebook to express his sadness at the loss:
Pastor Lawrence Tetteh described Kofi Annan as a “great mentor and inspiration”, having guided him in making life-changing decisions.
A statement released by his Foundation revealed that Mr Annan passed away â€œpeacefullyâ€ on Saturday, the 18th of August after a short illness.
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His wife, Nane and their children were by his side during his last days.
The statement described him as a “global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world”.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness… pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018
“Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.”
Other world leaders have also expressed their condolence; describing the leader as a guiding force, a compatriot and a consummate international diplomat.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in his honour, has directed that the national flag flies at half-mast across the country and in all of Ghanaâ€™s diplomatic missions across the world, from Monday, 20th August, 2018, for one week.
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Kofi Annan was noted for combatting HIV/Aids and implementing reforms in various organisations towards attaining global sustainable development, security and peace.
He died at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland and left behind a wife and three children.